Surrender Your Control Over to God's Control
Matthew 26:39 (KJV):
And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.
Luke 22:42 (KJV):
Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.
In both of these Gospel accounts, we see the resistance Jesus overcame in surrendering his will to do the Father's will. We all face decisions where we must choose whether to stay in control and do it our own way or let God have His way and will in our lives. The struggle is real.
At times, life may not go the way we want, but we must trust God. The more we trust God, the more easily we can give God control so He can do what's best. Jesus struggled to go to the cross. He knew it would be extremely painful and torturous. But He knew that ultimately it would be more painful if He did not do His Father's will, so He prayed through. By this, I mean that He prayed until He was strengthened and willing to do what God wanted Him to do.
We too must pray through; pray until we're willing to give God control over our lives regardless of the outcome. The best place to be is in the will of God. Make the choice to give God control and trust Him with the results.
We know the outcome of Jesus's situation. He suffered and died and went to hell for us. But, He overcame death, hell and the grave and rose again victorious. In the same way, as we do the Father's will, the end result will be our victory.
Romans 8:28 (The Voice) says:
We are confident that God is able to orchestrate everything to work toward something good and beautiful when we love Him and accept His invitation to live according to His plan.
It's a matter of handing our control over to God and trusting Him to work everything out.