I AM SORRY, LORD.....NOT MY WILL,YOUR WILL BE DONE
Updated: Oct 14, 2021
You may be like I have found myself. Getting my prayer priority confused.
I admit it is hard in the situations we are now living, but I have sought the Lord, cried many tears, ask over and over, WHY, LORD? WHERE ARE YOU? Now the answer has come to me.
Through the Bible scriptures and from all my praying, listening to commits on media, etc,
I finally see. We are to be praying for WHAT GOD WANTS, NOT for WHAT WE WANT.
After all, we were created for GOD, NOT God for us.
God's purpose is for us to submit to the purpose of His Kingdom. We can only experience, a fellowship that God is going somewhere....building of His Kingdom in relationship with His people.
That is why the model prayer" The Lord's Prayer", says; thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. We have God's DESIRABLE WILL. He wishes that all will be saved. I Timothy 2:4. But as we know we have a free choice, he doesn't impose it on us. So NOT ALL will be saved.
Then we read what is God's UNCONDITIONAL WILL as follows.
Isaiah 14: 24 & 27 reads; The Lord of hosts hath sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand.
Verse 27..... For the Lord of hosts hath purposed, and who shall disannul it? ( make VOID) and his hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it back?
So I have agreed as I should; to GOD'S WILL, NOT MY WILL. I can now agree as Martha in scripture John 11 when Lazarus, her brother died, she said WHY LORD? Then when Jesus saw her tears and told her to remove the stone, (Jesus knew what he was going to do, RAISE LAZARUS from the dead) His UNCONDITIONAL WILL, Then Martha saw that because of her belief, her confidence in her Lord, EVEN NOW he could raise Lazarus from the dead.
So.... I am not discouraged in what seems to rage all around me, I am not broken because what I wanted as my will, doesn't seem to be. Because I know my confidence in my Lord, my belief in his UNCONDITIONAL WILL, Even though, and even NOW, if it's God's will it will be done. My friends, if you are sad, take heart: EVEN NOW as he did for Martha, her Lazarus, he can do for you and me. John 11:40 Jesus says unto us: that if thou would believe, thou shall see the glory of God. But it would be His WILL, not our WILL. And I will still Praise Him!!!
FOR THE KING AND HIS KINGDOM, SARAH TYLER-AUTHOR.