Your kingdom come, your will be done.
                          —Matthew 6:10

“During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him from death” (Heb 5:7).

In Gethsemane, Jesus was overwhelmed with sorrow as he contemplated the approaching horror (Mt 26:38). He prayed for deliverance: “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me” (Mt 26:39).

Then this: “My Father, if it is not possible for this cup to be taken away unless I drink it, may your will be done” (Mt 26:42).

Talk to your Father. Let your pains be made plain, your frustrations made clear, your wishes made known. Tell him where you hurt and what you want.

But always end with: “P.S.—Your will be done.”

Nothing is impossible with God.
But not all possibilities coincide with his will.

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