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Not My Will, but Yours

“Father, if You are willing, take this cup away from Me—nevertheless, not My will, but Yours, be done.”

Luke 22:42 (HCSB)

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you want nothing more from God than the exact answer to your prayer? For example, a family member is hospitalized and the doctors tell you there is no hope. The hospital's medical team, giving you less than a 10% chance of survival, even advises you to make the necessary funeral arrangements.

Faced with such a result, your prayers and your fasts will have only one objective, a miracle from God. You will have only one desire, that of getting closer to God and trusting Him to receive this healing. You will be right to think this way, but let me tell you that this is the best time to say like Jesus: “Thy will be done,” even if it is difficult.

In the garden, before His arrest, Jesus prayed, asking the father to spare Him the bitter cup. But He did not stop there in His prayer. He added: “Not My will, but Yours." The beginning of His prayer shows that He would like not to have to carry the cross; but He chose above all the will of God. This is the attitude that pleases God, when we submit to His will in the most difficult times. Whatever the circumstances of your life, adopt the attitude of Jesus. Say to God: “Not My will, but Yours."

May the grace and the peace of God be with you all.

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