Thy Will Be Done

Surrender Woman 1Why does the thought “give-way” leave such a sour taste in my mouth?

It’s like curdled milk that makes me want to wipe my tongue with a paper towel and grab something, anything, to replace the taste.

My knee-jerk reaction is a flurry of negative thoughts.

  • A foundation that’s crumbled.
  • A knee that’s failed.
  • A beam unable to support.
  • A will succumbed to self-destructive temptation.

“Give-way” musters thoughts of failings, disappointments and ‘life-is-hard’ reality.

And yet…

I wonder if that’s how God sees it?

I suspect not.

His ways are not our ways. Many of us can attest to that.

I don’t know about you but there have been times His ways left me wanting to:

  • Run Away
  • Stay Away
  • Hide Away

But mercy and grace woo. They call me to give way to this truth:

His way is the only way.




Especially when I think I know better. I’m certain my logic, my need, my motive is right.

What is a woman to do when mystery, pain, and unanswered prayer cry foul to outcomes and defy the hearts deepest desire to believe that God is good?

Give. Way.

Giving is our choice.

How incredible is that? He could have made us choose Him. Linger with me there for one moment?

This big, all knowing, all powerful God could have made us give way.

But He didn’t.

Instead…He chooses to wait.

For me.

For you.

For a hurting, groaning world to give way to the most powerful truth on the planet.

God. Loves.

And the reason we know that to be true?

Because He gave way.

Christ surrendered, submitted, never forced, pushed or prodded a single one to believe and receive.

He paved the way so we would understand the joy of giving way.

Are you in a hard place friend?

Unanswered prayer? Life not going as planned? Hurting for someone you love?

The list could be long couldn’t it?

He’s been whispering “Give way” to me in recent weeks. If you sense that He’s speaking the same to you would you join me in offering up this prayer (poem) of surrender?


You’re God and I am not.

So I give way——–my way, headed down the highway.

A highway of holiness.

That calls.


Light illuminating past, present and future.

Because I choose.

I choose to kneel.

Bow my head.

Bow my stubborn heart.

Bow my doubts.

Bow my fears.

Give way to your sovereignty.

Give way to trusting.

Believing, despite everything that cries against it…

You are for me.

That is why I choose to say,

“Thy will be done.”

And mean it.

Even though I’m scared.


No guarantees of outcome.

It doesn’t matter.

Not anymore.

Because giving way is the only way to find You.

Intimate, tender, you envelope me as I lay my head on your chest.

Rest. At last. Peace.

Fear gives way to courage.

Despair gives way to hope.

Worry gives way to peace.

Brushing dirt off the knees.

Rising in prayer.



Thanking you Jesus for going first. For showing me what “Give way” looks like.

In Your Name I pray, Amen.

Enjoy the video friends. If the words above didn’t do right by His glory perhaps Hillary Scott’s music will.

“Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done.” Luke 22:42 NLT

Be sure to stop by Suzie Eller’s #livefree group today. I love this woman and the many women in her community. Powerful, helpful convicting words await regarding “Give-Way.”

Your (Learning to Give Way, everyday) DoAhead Friend,


  1. Beautiful words, reflecting a beautiful heart.

  2. “His way is the only way.” Yes, sister girlfriend, YES! Thanks for your words (and song!) of encouragement today. XO

    • I’m a slooow learner Tina! Makes me so grateful for His patience! I’m also grateful for your presence here. Glad you stopped. Hope you have a wonderful day! 🙂

  3. Thy Will Be Done.
    Thy Will Be Done.
    Thy Will Be Done!

  4. Marne Fischer says:

    So, so timely. Thank you for speaking truth and reminding me of His great love for me and that even though I feel abandoned, He has not left me. We just keep experiencing one major trial after another and it never seems to end and it so hard to keep trusting.

    • Oh Marne, I’m so sorry to hear about the trials. Sometimes they come in waves don’t they? May I pray for you? “Father, you know Marne’s needs. You love your daughter and it grieves you to see her suffer. But oh how you delight in her CHOICE to continue to trust. Please encourage in that. Draw near to her. May your presence be tangible. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.”

  5. Beautiful – Powerful ending – Thank you for leading us to submit to the One who is worthy of our submission!

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