April 26, 2020
Today’s devotion is based on Romans 8:28, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
Most of our prayers are what I call, “give me” prayers. Those prayers are important for God in Psalm 50 tells us, “Call upon me in the day of trouble, and I will deliver you.” They are essential, and God wants to hear them, but sometimes they become our focus in a way that keeps us from praying. “Thy will be done,” the petition we find in the Lord’s prayer.
It is important to pray as we are lifting our prayers to the Lord because God has promised to bring good out of your suffering. What good could God bring out of the uncertainty and anxiety caused by this virus? He could open our eyes to all the good that he can work through these present hardships and the suffering they may bring you because that is his specialty. Through the worst suffering possible—his Son’s suffering at the cross for your sins; he achieved your highest good—your eternal salvation. So, keep praying, “Your will be done,” with confidence that he will continue working good for you in these challenging times.
Please pray with me the prayer for today. Heavenly Father, creator, and sustainer of all things seen, and unseen, help to remember in my time of prayer that your will, will be done. Help me to trust that promise, so that I will be comforted in times of trouble. I pray this in the name of my Risen Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. Lord, even as I ask you to protect my loved ones and me during this challenging time, I also pray that your will be done. Help me to trust that your will is