NOT MY WILL, BUT THINE BE DONE
Jesse M. Hendley
Friends, turn if you will to the Gospel of Luke, the
22nd chapter, and verse 42, as I want our thoughts to
dwell today on the will of God and subjection to the
will of God. The acceptance of the will of God for our
lives should be the most important thing in our lives.
In verse 42 we have the words of Jesus as He was in
the garden, "Saying, Father, if Thou be willing,
remove this cup from Me: nevertheless not My will,
but Thine be done."
Hospitals and Sickness
I've been with my wife during her hospital stay
recently, as she has completed a series of tests and
undergone surgery. She has had some difficulties the
past few years, fighting a number of different things,
which brought her to the hospital. The doctors had
some concern about her condition, as they were trying
to find out precisely what the difficulty was.
Sometimes doctors know immediately, and sometimes it
takes time to diagnose, with many tests necessary to
determine the particular difficulty. As one goes
through these things, inevitably the question comes,
"Why?" "Why does God permit a thing like this?" Well,
He does. Through the years we have given ourselves to
Christian work, seeking to serve the Lord, and now
this difficulty, these physical ailments. These
In the same hospital, one of our friends, a preacher,
had heart surgery. A man of God. Here is a man who has
given his life to the Lord, preaching the Word of
God, preaching the Gospel, winning souls to Christ,
all out for the Lord. Suddenly his diagnosis is a bad
heart, and his life is in danger. Fortunately he is
recovering from this. Things look well for him, but
some do not come through. We can't understand these
trials that come. I'm just citing them.
The wife of a preacher, one of our faithful men of God
who over the years has given his life to God, with his
wife at his side in honest ...
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