This is part of the Lord’s Prayer that Jesus left to us; I am sure everybody knows it! We are God’s creation, we will not ever understand just how deep His love is for us, and His ways are the best ways for us. In 1996, my first wife and I had been married 41 years. It was a very good marriage. We had five children, three living. Our family relationship was excellent. Being married 41 years, my wife had one day noticed a strange knee problem. She went to the doctors and what happened after all was said and done, it was found that she had bone cancer. In talking with the doctor myself, he told me that it was one of the worst cancers you could get and there was no treatment left for her. Of course, we cried, we prayed, and within a few weeks she passed away. After all our prayers, and our expectations, our faith, and many, many others praying for us as well, the Lord took her home to be with Him. We were crushed. Of course, after much grieving and crying and sadness, these kinds of things you just cannot understand Why, and really the only thing we could believe was that scripture: His will be done on earth as it is in heaven. After all, He is the one that runs the big computer! He created us and His plans are always best for us! At the same time, we cry and grieve and we feel the pain and loss. Myself again, having being married to her 41 years, really felt it. She was the best thing in my life. Of course, at the beginning, there were lots of questions, and lots of Why’s!!?? Why now, why her, WHY…. This was the best time of our life! But the “your will be done on earth as it is in heaven” keeps ringing in my ear. After all, He is the Creator and He is the One who created us all. His ways are just different than my ways, and they are the Best!
Well almost 17 years later, life was moving on as usual. My only daughter comes to me and says, “Dad I have been diagnosed with cancer.” So the thing to do again, we kept our expectations, trusting the Lord, and got into prayer of course, exercising our faith, praying with her and for her and believing for healing. Such scriptures as – “By your stripes we are healed”, “Greater is He that is in You than he that is in the world”, and “No weapon formed again you shall prosper” – we encouraged ourselves with His words. Same thing – Thy Will be done as it is in Heaven. Of course, in our hearts, we expected and prayed for full recovery and total healing. To this day, 3 years later, it has happened! We are very grateful for her condition and health now. She is declared free of cancer and God has been so faithful.
I want these words to encourage you – in whatever situation we find ourselves in, we should never, never, NEVER give up calling on the Lord… and the results will always be Right!! He is a righteous God and loves you very, very, very much!!