Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. – Matthew 6.10
I don’t think there is anyone who does not like to get things their way. It starts long before children can even talk – they want their way. It goes beyond food a comfort. When they are very young they figure out what they want and will roar the house down until they get it. We hopefully know enough that we don’t give them what they want because at times what they want will do more harm than good.
As we get older we really don’t change much. We still want our way. We are strong willed and aren’t happy unless we get what we want. The worst thing is that when God’s ways don’t match up with ours we still want our way. We think nobody is smarter than us at dealing with our problems.
It is an act of faith says ‘Your will be done on earth just as it is in heaven.’ When we pray that with honesty and sincerity we are taking our hands off of the situation. We are saying that we are totally, completely, and absolutely handing the situation off to God and trusting that His way is better than mine. It is trusting all into His care knowing that He cares for me.
It can be really hard to say that in difficult situations. It can be hard to trust that God will sort out things that I can’t see the answer to.
God’s will must be done. It is always going to be best.