Thy Will

“Thy will be done…” Matthew 6:10

I don’t think I have ever said this out loud or in my heart to Him and felt 100% resigned every time I said it.  Maybe you never do.  Maybe the beauty of saying this is, despite wanting something else, you are willing to lay it down and submit to His Will because you believe it is all Love. When I look back, there are too many times I fought Him before I laid things down. Even then, I would pick them back up only to have to acquiesce again because my will was harming me.  While I sat at my desk, I lettered these four words and I had to really consider how worshipful they truly are. Anyone who yields to God’s Will in direct violation of their own will because they love and trust Him, is offering worship in advance of any result.  They are saying, no matter what I feel, see, fear, think, wonder, want, I’m going to give way to you and even if I may not want what you want totally or at all, I’ll submit anyway. I don’t have any better example than when Jesus accepted His Father’s Will and obeyed  in that Garden when He was facing the impending pain of the Cross….”yet not my will, but yours be done.” Luke 22:42 So, this is still hard, but I am encouraged that when I do, His Will is to Love me into a Goodness that  protects my life here and will overcome death and I can count on that even though I can’t see it or understand it or desire it.  It’s still true and because it is, my heart can begin to say this and not fight it.

Hillary Scott – Thy Will Lyrics

From the album Love Remains

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 got is hurt and these four words

Thy will be done
Thy will be done
Thy will be done

I know you’re good
But this don’t feel good right now
And I know you think
Of things I could never think about

It’s hard to count it all joy
Distracted by the noise
Just trying to make sense
Of all your promises
Sometimes I gotta stop
Remember that you’re God
And I am not
So

Thy will be done
Thy will be done
Thy will be done

Like a child on my knees all that comes to me is
Thy will be done
Thy will be done
Thy will

I know you see me
I know you hear me, Lord
Your plans are for me
Goodness you have in store

I know you hear me
I know you see me, Lord
Your plans are for me
Goodness you have in store
So

Thy will be done
Thy will be done
Thy will be done

Like a child on my knees
All that comes to me is
Thy will be done
Thy will be done
Thy will be done

I know you see me
I know you hear me, Lord

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Writer(s): Hillary Scott, Emily Weisband and Bernie Herms