Learning to accept God's will

God's will for man is unlimited good, never evil. The better we understand this, the more we will say, "Thy will be done."

Sometimes people who cherish the Lord's Prayer find it difficult to accept without reservation that portion of the prayer in which Christ Jesus acknowledges God's disposal of events—"Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven."

Why? Often it's because they've been taught to associate "God's will" with tragedy. In an effort to comfort those who have encountered difficulties, friends may sometimes remark, "It's God's will." As well-meaning as their motive may be, the implication of such a statement is simply not true.

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September 28, 1992
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