“Let the will of God be done” many believers come to this resolve when faced with a difficult decision or situation which our limited human abilities cannot solve. Let the will of God be done is often our resolve because it means asking that the plan and purpose of the Sovereign of God be done. Our faith in God’s word says that God’s will is perfect (Romans 12:2 – God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will).
In fact, allow me to share with you a few of the greatness and awesomeness of God’s will evident in the Bible.
- God’s will is to prosper us and give us hope and a future – Jeremiah 29:11
- God’s will is that we will always be grateful – 1 Thessalonians 5:18
- God’s will is that we are holy and sanctified- 1 Thessalonians 4:3
- God’s will that we act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with God – Micah 6:8
- God’s will is that we do good – 1 Peter 2:15
- God’s will prevails – Proverbs 19:21
- God’s will is that all accept the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior – John 6:40
- God’s will is for restoration and renewal of the earth – Matthew 6:10
It is good that we know and understand that God’s will is good for all of us, it brings us joy and God is glorified. But the process of fulfilling God’s will is not without challenges, trials, difficulties, and obstacles. As Paul said to the believers in Ephesus, Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is.” – Ephesians 5:17. We ought to glean from this for our lives.
In understanding the will of God is also preparing our hearts and minds to always abide in God’s will. Beloved, yielding to God’s will is not going to be easy but God’s grace is always available to sustain us. The Christian life is related to so many metaphors, some compare it to a growing tree, others call it a journey and at times it is viewed as a race. In all three metaphors none of these experiences is without obstacles but as we seek God’s grace, power and mercies we will prevail and fulfill God’s will.
The image that always flashes in my mind when I think about abiding in God’s will is Jesus Christ in Gethsemane. Our Lord came on earth fully yielded to die for our sins but when the time finally drew near, God had to send his angels to strengthen him in the garden that our Lord Jesus will be able to fulfill the Father’s will.
Certain difficult situations could make you doubt if you are truly abiding in God’s Will. Sometimes it could be work, children, marriage, relationships, etc. Hear me dear one, God’s Will is not an easy path, seek His grace and you will experience the beauty of His glory. It all works out for our good as long as we keep abiding in His Will.
I pray that the Lord pour out His grace and strength upon your life that in all things you will seek and do God’s will. Stay blessed and always remember that Jesus Christ dearly loves you.