I’ve heard it said the prayer that never fails is, “Thy will be done.” In any situation, no matter how difficult, we can trust God will ALWAYS answer this prayer. The difficulty comes when we fear that God’s will isn’t our own, or isn’t in what we consider to be our own immediate, personal best interest. Do we have the faith to accept the outcome then? We realize our perspective is limited when we are praying. We trust God sees the whole future even though we can only see potential pain in the immediate. Do we trust God?
Those of us who call ourselves Christians know this prayer from Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane. Facing the cruel, tortuous death on a cross, He asked for a pass and then said, “Nevertheless, not My will but Thine be done.” He was aware immense pain was coming, and it did. He wasn’t spared a brutal death. But He was given a resurrection. His death (and resurrection) WAS God’s will for the purpose of saving us all. The death was temporary, the resurrection eternal.
It was for us. Because of this, we can trust God. Whether we are suffering or not, whether in good times or bad, or anytime we are faced with a choice, we can pray, “Thy will be done” and trust God with the outcome.
Do you trust God enough?