How do we accept that God knows best when we are yearning for something different?
Being brave is a journey and this walk may look like we are moving forward or in a holding pattern. We learn to be brave right where we are because it is God’s will. Brave faith does not look like leaping over tall buildings every time we step foot out the front door.
So how do we bravely pray the words from Luke 22 below? How do we let God’s will for our lives become our will of acceptance and love?
Our passage to brave faith is never without twists and turns. A step forward could end up in five steps backwards. Only God can see us through to the end. An end that He has already planned for us. Our goal is to agree to step out with God on this journey and when we say “yes”, we accept God’s will.
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May we all pause and pray the words that Jesus cried out shortly before He died for us. May we learn to embrace God’s will as our own through this journey called life. Not my will, but yours, Lord!
Be brave and embrace God’s will today!
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Such hard words to pray–but I have found God to be faithful and true in every situation. His will is better than my will–all the time. Sometimes, it takes me a while to get over the sulks, but his will IS best.
His will is the best and the sooner we learn that the better off we will be. Sometimes our stubbornness gets the upperhand, but after several lessons, God will gently bring us back to Him. Thank you for stopping by! Hugs!
Mary–thanks for sharing the graphic to instagram. It led me to your posts. I have been having a hard time with neighbor friendships. Thank you for reminding me that God places us in hard situations at times so His Will can be done not ours. 😉 jenn
It is so hard to release it all to God. Somedays I do it well but many days it is a struggle. I will be praying for you as you open your heart to your neighbors as well as to God and His gentle guidance. Hugs friend! So good to see you today!
This prayer, for His will to be done, is like stepping out into the unknown. We may free fall for awhile before God deploys our parachute. We may “feel” lost and alone for a time. Praying this prayer, yes, it is brave. Brave faith. Thank you, Mary.
Thank you for praying this prayer with me. What a blessing to have a friend along for the ride. I understand the feeling of being lost and alone but that is our perception and if we open our eyes wider we will know that God was there the whole time. Hope your week is blessed.
Oh yes, Mary, this is brave faith, this stepping out obediently in response to the will of God! And may we never forget that all the resources of heaven are at our disposal to enable and equip us for this adventure with Him. The willing agreement to go forth is inspired by God and so is the ability to place one tentative foot after another as we trust an unknown future to a known (and loving) Father in heaven. Thank you for these inspiring posts! Blessings 🙂 x
Thank you for your precious words today. God is indeed the known for our unknown and trusting Him with our lives will lead us bravely to Him. We are blessed by a good, good Father!
Yes, not my will, but your will be done. Love that promise.
Amen! A prayer that when we pray and believe will lead us straight to brave. I am blessed by your presence and encouragement.
What a hard prayer to pray, Mary. I’m so glad we see the Savior in this particular way, though. We would never conceive of Him being vulnerable to the human desires we all wrestle with daily, but He was. He is well-acquainted with our struggles and in that I find courage to be more like Him! Thanks for your inspiring words, my friend!
Wow! Your words inspire me to brave. Remembering that God knows me through my struggles, my joys and everything else feels like the armor I need to be brave for Him too. Your words build into me and keep me going in my little corner of the blogging world. Thank you!
Thank you for encouraging us to say ‘yes’ to God … even when we don’t have the vaguest idea what He might have for us next.
That’s raw faith. Pure and simple.
You are welcome! God knows that we need His words to push us forward into brave. Thankful for God’s truth found in His word and for your friendship.