Thy Will Be Done


“In all things,

our family says,

‘Thy will be done'”


I looked up at her on her porch

from my trailside fence position


My friend Becky

had just gone to see her brother


Stage 4 cancer

and things looking bleak


I told her I was sorry

and she gave a small smile

with the reply,


“In all things our family says,

‘Thy will be done'”


It wasn’t a typical response

to looming death


It wasn’t what I expected to hear

from grieving sister


And it impacted me

right down to the dirt I was standing on


It made me think

about You, Jesus,


Bowing Your will

to the plan of Your Father


Bowing Your fears

Bowing Your wants


In the face of pain

and death


“Not my will, but Yours be done”


May that be the simple sentence

that permeates my life


For there are times

when Your will

does not match mine


But I bow


to You


Thy will be done


– Susie Stewart



“Father, if you are willing, take this cup from Me; yet not my will, but Yours be done.”

– Matthew 22:42 (NIV)


…Your kingdom come,
Your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.

– Matthew 6:10 (NIV)


Our God is in the heavens, and He does as He wishes.

– Psalm 115:3 (NIV)


Now may the God of peace—
who brought up from the dead our Lord Jesus,
the great Shepherd of the sheep,
and ratified an eternal covenant with His blood—
may He equip you with all you need
for doing His will.
May He produce in you,
through the power of Jesus Christ,
every good thing that is pleasing to Him.
All glory to Him forever and ever! Amen.

– Hebrews 13:20,21 (NLT)


Photo by Arik Stewart