The will of God

“We have not committed ourselves to the will of God – we believe that everything is in our hands and that we must decide about everything, that God has other things to do in the world. “Will He think about us?” we often ask. This means that we have very little faith and that we put very little trust in the Lord. God thinks about everything and provides for everyone. Our eyes should be on Him. For He says, And this is life eternal, that they might know Thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, Whom Thou has sent (John 17:3). This means that every event and every little detail around us and in us reveals the Lord’s Divine providence and His consent. Nothing in the entire universe happens without either the will of God or His consent. Everything we see that is good and harmonious is the result of the will of God. As for anything that is in chaos, God knows why it is like that and why He has permitted it. He sets the limits. What we must know is that He is present everywhere.”

Our Thoughts Determine Our Lives, Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica +2002

3 thoughts on “The will of God

  1. I am an avid follower of your blog (great sense of humor!) but never seem to comment much. I just had to say, though, that I really appreciate the snippets of wisdom from various saints and clergy that you post from time to time. Not being Orthodox myself, I don't come across these quotes anywhere else, and they are very wise and peaceable. And usually also a timely reminder 🙂 Thanks.

    Sherri

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