Daily Reflections

Your Will Be Done

November 1, 2020 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

“Not my will, but yours, be done.” —Luke 22:42

Over the years, I’ve watched women walk through almost every conceivable ordeal, some of which have been unbelievably tragic or complex. Through those experiences I have learned a foundational truth. Whether the problem is earth-shattering or a blip on the radar screen of our lives, the real issue is this: “Will I surrender to God’s hand and purposes in my life?”

Those who refuse to relinquish control become emotionally and spiritually bankrupt—bitter, demanding, impossible to live with. Those who say in surrender, “Yes, Lord,” emerge from the experience spiritually rich, and their lives become a source of grace and encouragement to others.

If you’re in the middle of one of those difficult situations, let me remind you of Jesus’ example. He was asked to drink a bitter cup full of all the vilest sin of the world. Even though He asked that this cup be removed from Him, He submitted His will to that of the Father and chose the pathway of the cross. If He could pray, “Your will be done,” can’t we do it, too?

Make it Personal

Are you resisting God’s choices in any area of your life? Why not wave the white flag of surrender and say, “Yes, Lord.”