BDBD is Luke 22:39-46 & John 16:33, 18:2-9

   Someone recently ask me, “What do you think about a statement I read, ‘Once there is a conflict of will, what you want in life, and what God wants for you, life becomes a struggle,.”
   This statement has some truth, yet it is misleading. Consider the meaning of “conflict of will.” and “life becomes a struggle”. Do you believe that you are in conflict with God’s will for you? What do you want? How do I know what God want specifically for me?
  Jesus said just before his arrest and after he told them that they would scatter, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” So trouble and struggles will come in our life whether we are resisting God are not.
   However, the inward life – peace of mind and heart, contentment, happiness, and satisfaction is outstanding if we stay in Christ and thus his will.
   For example, look at Jesus. On the night he was betrayed he prayed just before he was arrested. He was in turmoil as he prayed. He was struggling to accept his Father’s will, the cross. He was is so much termoil that his sweat was like drops of blood. Yet, he eventually prayed, “Not my will,  but yours be done.”
   From then on his external circumstances were one new hardship after another. Yet he had amazing peace, stability, and control. When the guards came to arrest him, He said, “I am he” and they drew back and fell to the ground at his word. He truly had inner peace and power.
  God has a purpose for you and me for sure. Prayer and meditation is very important in determining his will and meassages. But be sure, “You will have trouble in this world” whether you are in conflict with that will or are in full submission.