Today’s Encouragement is Matthew 26:39 NLT He went on a little farther and bowed with his face to the ground, praying, “My Father! If it is possible, let this cup of suffering be taken away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine.”
I want Your will –
Jesus taught us with His stories, His teaching and preaching, and also by His actions and example. And just like He taught in the Lord’s Prayer (Matt 6:10), here He prayed, in the most difficult situation anyone could ever face, knowing the horrific beating and crucifixion that was coming… ‘I want Your will to be done, not mine’.
My friends, we don’t have God’s knowledge and wisdom, and we sometimes don’t know what to pray (Rom 8:26). We often are driven to desire and to pray for things, which may not be best for us, may be outside of God’s plan for us or for others. Our will can often be wrong.
For this reason, it’s important to recognize and submit all our prayers, to this acceptance…
God’s will is always what is best!
We are still free to pray, just exactly as Jesus did, for whatever we might need, and we always need to go to God in prayer… but, just as Jesus did here, we must also surrender all our wants and needs to God’s perfect will.
Father, You alone always know, and You always do, what is best! Your will be done!
You Will be Done