The Will of God

“Let us entrust our life to God, and may it be done as He wishes. Whatever the outcome may be for us, that’s the one that is for our good. For God does not want the perdition of man, but his Salvation.”

Saint Ieronymos of Aegina

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“In the measure that we pay attention and take care to carry out what we hear, God will always enlighten us and make us understand His Will.”

Saint Dorotheos of Gaza

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“Note the events of your Life. Everything has deep meaning. You don’t understand them now, but later much will be revealed…”

Saint Barsanuphius of Optina

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“When you wish deeply to act always according to the Will of God, He will reveal it to you. This is what He asks: He wants us to reach out our hand for His Grace, so that His Grace may guide us and His Holy Spirit may shine on us. And then, it is Paradise on Earth.”

Mother Gavrilia

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“Always be attentive, Pray, and study so as to cultivate your Souls and scale the heights! The Church and our society are waiting for you.”

Elder Amphilochios Makris

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“May our love for the Sun, the Will of God, be as strong as the sunflower’s, so that even in days of hardship and sorrow we will continue to sail unerringly along the sea of life, following the directions of the barometer and compass of God’s Will that leads us to the safe haven of Eternity.”

Saint John Maximovich

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“I realised that we all worry about ourselves too much and that only he who leaves everything to the Will of God can feel truly joyous, light and peaceful.”

Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica

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“Completely have trust in God, leave everything in His hands, and believe that His Love will act for your own benefit. Then God will take care of everything, because there is nothing He cannot do; everything is easy for Him. The difficult thing is for man to decide to humble himself and leave everything to God’s Providence and Love.”

Saint Paisios of Mount Athos

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“What does it mean to take up your cross? It means the willing acceptance, at the hand of Providence, of every means of healing, bitter though it may be, that is offered. Do great catastrophies fall on you? Be obedient to God’s Will, as Noah was. Is sacrifice demanded of you? Give yourself into God’s hands with the same Faith as Abram had when he went to sacrifice his son. Is your property ruined? Do your children die suddenly? Suffer it all with patience, cleaving to God in your heart, as Job did. Do your friends forsake you, and you find yourself surrounded by enemies? Bear it all without grumbling, and with Faith that God’s help is at hand, as the Apostles did.”

Saint Nikolai Velimirovitch

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“With God all things are done on time, especially for those who wait.”

Archimandrite John Krestiankin

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“When mind and heart are united in Prayer and the Soul is wholly concentrated in a single desire for God, then the heart grows warm and the Light of Christ begins to shine and fills the inward man with peace and joy. We should thank the Lord for everything and give ourselves up to His Will; we should also offer Him all our thoughts and words, and strive to make everything serve only His good pleasure.”

Saint Seraphim of Sarov

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“Trust in God is an ongoing secret Prayer that brings silent forces of God where they are needed and in times they are needed.”

Saint Paisios of Mount Athos

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“When the Soul is entirely given over to the Will of God, then the Lord Himself begins to guide her, and the Soul learns directly from God.”

Saint Silouan of Mount Athos

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“Those who hope in the Lord don’t set their hope on money or the amount of power they have, but are content with the help that God will give them. They’re full of faith and love, they live in the courage of their clear conscience, they stand before the Heavenly Father as His children and call for His Kingdom to come on Earth and His Will to be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.”

Saint Nektarios of Aegina

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A Christian should never and for no reason worry, for God’s Providence carries him in its arms. Our only care should be that we would ever remain faithful to the Lord.”

Saint Ignatius Brianchaninov

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“Here is the luminous teaching of our Saviour: Thy will be done. Whoever sincerely says this Prayer leaves his own will, and puts all things in the will of God.”

Saint Barsanuphius the Great

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“‘Thy Will be done’ Why need we ask this? Because we often err in our wished; but God unerringly, and incomparably more than we ourselves, wishes for us all that is good, and is ever ready to bestow it, unless He be prevented by our wilfulness and obstinacy.”

Saint Philaret of Moscow

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