Throughout our lives, there are sobering moments when we’re reminded of just how weak and powerless we actually are.

It could be our lack of control in airport security, or our powerlessness to help a sick family member, or our weakness in combating sin. Big or small, we’re often simply not in control.

This realization could cause us to fret, feeling like a ship lost at sea, or we could recognize that we may not be in control, but God is. We can turn to Him, relying on God for all things.

But, here’s the wrinkle – turning to God does not mean praying for what we want and getting upset, angry, or flustered when God doesn’t answer in the way we want.

Truly submitting to God and totally depending on Him requires that we pray ‘Thy will be done,’ not my will be done.

Admitting our own weakness is hard enough, but we’re called to ask for God’s help and trust that God knows what’s best for us, even if we can’t see it. That’s a tough task.

But as we heard this weekend in St. Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians: “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.”

 

Be the Men,

Mark

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