Welcome His Will

Sunday, June 5, 2005   7:45 a. m.

Dear Diary,

I prayed earnestly about something and I truly expected God to do a miracle.  When He didn’t, I was devastated.  I had to pray for God to give me peace over the entire matter.  This is a constant struggle for me.  I must learn to trust God and welcome His will. Unfortunately, this lesson is continually having to be repeated.  I guess I’m a slow learner. Then I read Oswald Chambers’ My Utmost for His Highest, (p.157).  He said, “When what we wanted to happen does not, we are to take a deep breath spiritually.  It doesn’t matter.  God is still glorifying Himself.”  What words of wisdom.  Amy Carmichael wrote, “If when an answer I did not expect comes to a prayer which I believed I truly meant, I shrink back from it; if the burden my Lord asks me to bear be not the burden of my heart’s choice, and I fret inwardly and do not welcome His will, Then I know nothing of Calvary love.” (If, p.69). Lord, help me learn this lesson.

Thought for Today:  Welcome God’s will, whatever it may be.

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