Betty: If you can learn to see things as God’s will, you’ll have more peace. It is no accident that Nathan had to go home early. Now, you don’t understand it. I don’t understand it. But this part I do know, namely God permitted it to happen. So now, I’m praying that whatever good God intended to come out of that, Nathan will get it. You don’t want to keep allowing yourself to resent God’s will. It’s not good.
AM: I don’t resent it. I just feel sad about him cutting his trip short, since I won’t see him again for a long time.
Betty: Yeah, it’s rough. But the thing I’m trying to say to you if you want to be a help, the best way you can help is to keep praying for God to bring the good out of whatever is happening. Because that’s what you want to do. You want to help your kids. I look at myself and it’s like, “Darn it… the time I wasted fighting God’s will.” We really need to learn to yield, so that it can turn toward their good. That’s what I’m trying to say. I think each one of us has to hear what God is teaching us on how to get out of the way, and let what needs to happen happen. And then you can intercede for the one you’re concerned about, in this case Nate. Because you’re really in the will of God where God can hear you. So, your prayer is more powerful. And I think Satan actually does work on our weakness to keep us in rebellion, so our prayer is not really God’s will.
Are you in rebellion to God’s will in any part of your life? Are you grumbling or lamenting what He’s allowed to happen. May the Lord help you yield to His will and become an intercessor for those you’re praying for.