If you’re like me, you petition God for better health and quality of life for many He sends across your path. You truly want to positively impact their lives through intercessory prayer, and you pray for God’s will to be done. If you are spirit-led, you hear His voice, loving you for your wonderful gifts of time, love and concern. Sometimes He says, clearly, “these things must be.”
Christ prayed for the Father to change His circumstances when He knew sacrificing His life on the cross would happen soon. He surrendered to the Father’s will. The Father essentially told Him, “These things must be.”
42 Again, a second time, He went away and prayed, saying, “O My Father, if this cup cannot pass away from Me unless I drink it, Your will be done.”
You or someone you love could be facing a physical death sentence. Could you accept that it’s God’s will that it happens? Is God saying , “These things must be” about your sincere desire for physical healing? How do you live your life knowing God’s will and answer?
The other day a friend emailed me about her choir director being sent home to hospice care. We had been praying for her for quite some time as she battled cancer. As believers, we know God can intervene any time, but we also know some things must be. I asked God to help me comfort my friend and help her to accept what seems to be happening. My answer was that God is preparing the choir director to come home to Him. While my friend will grieve the loss of a physical relationship. she can also rejoice at a spiritual life continued.
Only God has the authority to determine when we live and when we die. If it’s not His will and plan for a life, no amount of decreeing, declaring or rebuking will change what will happen.
May God help us all to accept what must be and rely on Him to get us through it. Scripture does say that he who endures to the end will be saved. Life is tough sometimes, and sometimes it must be that way.
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