Your Will Be Done, LORD

Steven Laman

READ : Mark 14:32-41

Jesus would have loved to bypass the cross. He knew it would be painful and lonely. Though He didn’t want to hang on that cross, He was willing to go to Calvary and die because it was God’s will. He asked if there was a different way. In Luke it says that He sweat drops of blood, pleading that He could forget the cross. No matter how hard He pleaded, He was willing to do what God wanted.

In Matthew 6:10, Jesus taught us to pray, “Your will be done. . . .” If we really pray that, then we should be willing to accept His will in our lives. I am learning how to do this because of my disability. When I hear of someone being healed, I sometimes ask, “Why not me too, Lord?” Then I have to remember that it might not be God’s will to heal me now. Maybe He can use me better through my disability. Jesus didn’t get everything He wanted. He still had to die on the cross. Like Jesus, I just want His will to be done in my life.

When Jesus said, “Your will be done,” God turned it into something wonderful the saving of our souls. When we say “Your will be done,” God will turn it into something good as well. We might not seethe good today or tomorrow, but “in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose” (Rom. 8:28).


Father, it is very hard to pray “Your will be done,” but help us to accept Your will in our lives. For Jesus’ sake. Amen.