January 19 – Prayers of Jesus – Thy Will Be Done

Read Matthew 26:36-46

“He told them, ‘My soul is crushed with grief to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.’”Matthew 26:38

Hillary Scott is an American singer, who, in 2015, miscarried her second child, which inspired her to write the powerful song, “Thy Will”:

“I’m so confused
I know I heard You loud and clear,
So, I followed through
Somehow, I ended up here.
I don’t wanna think
I may never understand,
That my broken heart
Is a part of Your plan?
When I try to pray
All I’ve got is hurt
And these four words:
Thy will be done.”

Scott’s and Tyrell’s twin daughters, Betsy and Emory, were born in 2018.

It appears that, after their miscarriage, Hillary and Tyrell felt a little like Jesus did right before He was arrested. They were crushed with grief, something that all of us experience at times in our lives.

Here is part of a comment from YouTube, after hearing the song “Thy Will”,

“I said thy will be done when my mom died, when my two brothers died, when my music teacher died, when my father died, when I lost my job. I said thy will be done when I married my husband, my best friend. I said thy will be done when my friend became sober from alcoholism after 15 years, when we got a new house, when we opened a business. Thy will be done through it all…”

In his book “Hope for the Hurting”, Dr Tony Evans writes about how:

“God has a greater plan for the pain in your life.”

Pray to God. Talk to Him. Take time to listen.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.”Proverbs 3:5

Ask God for direction so you can do His will.

“Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.”Proverbs 3:6

These verses in Matthew 26: 36-46 show the depth of Jesus‘ awareness of the suffering that awaited Him on the cross, as well as h

His complete commitment to God‘s will (v.25).

“My Father! If it is possible, let this cup of suffering be taken away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine.”

Growth happens in the middle of grit and grind.

Is there pain in your life that you’re struggling to see the purpose of? Are you, in the midst of healing from pain, still searching for the purpose of this season? Do you face an important decision and are struggling with the weight of it all?

“Dear God, let thy will be done.”  

Tom Weckesser

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