Luke 22:42 saying, “Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done.”
Sometimes God’s will is not as obvious as you think. You may want to win the world, empty the hospitals of the sick, and maybe even raise the dead and still totally miss the plan of God. If you think about it even Jesus didn’t heal everybody. The lame man in the temple healed through Peter had been in the temple for years. Jesus probably passed by him many times without even stopping, God’s plans are not that obvious. He has a distinct plan for each of us, we have to yield our will to discover what that is. Easier said than done. Here is how Luther describes this struggle to yield to God’s plan.
“…..there’s also a good will that God doesn’t want us to do. This is the kind of will David had when he wanted to build a temple for God. God praised him for it, and yet God didn’t let it happen (2 Samuel 7:2–29). This was the kind of will that Christ had in the garden of Gethsemane. Even though it was good, his will had to be set aside (Luke 22:42). So if you would like to save the whole world, raise the dead, lead yourself and everyone else to heaven, and perform miracles, you should first seek God’s will and submit your own will to his will. You must pray, “Dear God, this or that seems good to me. If it pleases you, let it be done. If it doesn’t please you, let it remain undone. God often breaks a good will in order that a false, evil will won’t sneak in by appearing good. He does this so we learn that as good as our will might be, it’s still immeasurably inferior to his will. So our inferior good will must yield to the infinitely good will of God.”
So does God want to see the lost saved, absolutely. Does He want to heal the sick, without a doubt. I guess the struggle comes when we come to the shocking conclusion that we are just not that important. The Lord is able to do whatever He wants, whenever and through whomever. That’s why the yielding part is so important. We are more often the problem rather than the solution. At the end of the day The Lord will not share His glory. He doesn’t care who has the microphone in his hand, He will jealously guard His glory. When revival comes everything changes in a moment. The very atmosphere becomes heavy with God’s glory. Things that took years to accomplish happen in an instant. So if you want to see a move of God maybe the answer is getting out of the way. In a sense that’s what Jesus did when He prayed not My will but Your will be done.