Thy Will Be Done
I've been thinking so much recently about God's will. About how He tells us to pray that it will be done: "Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done. On earth as it is in heaven." (Matthew 6:10) The very fact that we are told to ask for it suggests that there are other wills that might be done instead. Mine. Yours. The enemy's. The world's. I haven't worked it all out in my mind yet, and maybe that's because God is good but He's also real big. And I don't know how it all fits together, but I know that it matters. I know that it matters that we pray. I know that it matters that we seek Him, that we draw ourselves up near to Him (James 4:7), that we come boldly into His presence and ask for what we need (Hebrews 4:14-16).
I know that He is trustworthy. Because He is good. Not hypothetically, mysteriously good--but really good. The Giver of good gifts. The Comforter of broken hearts. The Healer of wounded souls.
I wrote more about this about a year ago, and since I've been thinking about it again recently, I thought I'd share it again. You can read it here: When We Want to Trust.
And feel free to share your thoughts too.