“And he was saying, ‘Abba! Father! All things are possible for You; remove this cup from Me; yet not what I will, but what You will’” (Mark 14:36).
This prayer offers a significant lesson regarding the will of God. The struggle is not one of knowing but doing. Like any father, I made my desires and expectations clear to my children. They never had to wring their hands in lost wonderment or plead with me to make my will known. If I, as an imperfect Father, was able to communicate my expectations of obedience to my children, then how much more effectively has our Heavenly Father made his will known through his Word. Like Jesus, our prayerful battle is not one of knowing but doing.