Peaceful resignation to the will of God

Scripture references

Matthew 26:36–46 (ASV)

36Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto his disciples, Sit ye here, while I go yonder and pray. 37And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and sore troubled. 38Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: abide ye here, and watch with me. 39And he went forward a little, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass away from me: nevertheless, not as I will, but as thou wilt. 40And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them sleeping, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not w...

Mark 14:35–42 (ASV)

35And he went forward a little, and fell on the ground, and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass away from him. 36And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; remove this cup from me: howbeit not what I will, but what thou wilt. 37And he cometh, and findeth them sleeping, and saith unto Peter, Simon, sleepest thou? couldest thou not watch one hour? 38Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. 39And again he went away, and prayed, saying the same words. 40And again he came, and found them sleeping, for their eyes were very heavy; and they knew not what to answer him. 41

Luke 22:42 (ASV)

42saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me; nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.


The knowledge that God's will is perfect and, in the believer's best interest, filled George Müller's heart with perfect peace when his only daughter fell sick, and death was the one thing that seemed certain.
After a protracted period of resistance to the will of God for his life, Clarence Williams, with the help of the Holy Spirit was brought to a place of peaceful surrender. And expectedly, the burden he had carried for long time, was in that moment lifted.
The Goforth's eighteen month old son was sick with dysentery, near to death. After deep struggle, Rosalind joined her husband in surrendering their sick child to God. Even as they prayed, their son began to recover from the disease and, by the following morning, was healed.
Her worst fears were confirmed when she was diagnosed with leprosy, but Mary Reed, full of grace, was enabled to accept her fate peacefully with a song, not with a sigh, that "Thy will be done." And she went on to live among the lepers in India, bringing hope and succour to a suffering people!
Con, who though a professing Christian for a long time, wondered why she didn't have the joy that two young believes were having. It turns out, her personal ambition was what stood in the way and until she at last surrendered to God's will, that joy eluded her.
After struggling for days with the Lord, Ed Erny finally resigned himself to accept God's call to travel to Asia and postpone his wedding as a result. The result of this obedience for him was a restoration of the peace he had been robbed of for days.
When Sofia died, despite Jozeca's relentless prayers to God pleading for her life, Jozeca was left broken and distraught. But as she cried to her husband, he spoke to her of God's sovereignty and led her to resign herself to the Master's sovereign will!
Corrie ten Boom shares the story of her failed attempt at love to a young missionary -who was frustrated at her being unmarried. Corrie spoke of her pain, her eventual resignation to the will of God - and the peace that decision brought her!