Your Will Be Done

Jesus walked on a little way. Then he knelt down on the ground and prayed, “Father, if it is possible, don’t let this happen to me! Father, you can do anything. Don’t make me suffer by having me drink from this cup. But do what you want, and not what I want.”

(Mark 14:35-36 CEV)

“Lord, please make me willing to do what You want,” has been my prayer every time I’m faced with a situation that I have a hard time accepting. It’s based on Jesus’ prayer at Gethsemane, a prayer that I’ve found to be very effective. In fact, I’ve come to accept many things in life only because I’ve asked God to make me willing to do so. Think about it. If Jesus needed to ask the Father three times to grant Him a willing spirit to go through the suffering that awaited Him, how much more do we need to ask God to help us accept His will when we’re faced with hardships.

Only God can make us willing to accept His will.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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