Doing the Will of God

He Who Lives the Will of God Has No Worries

With all the troubles that are now befalling our world, many people find themselves worrying about the future. The war in Ukraine, the terrible economy that has seen skyrocketing prices at the gas pump, and grocery prices higher than any of us has ever seen in this country, has caused many to feel like the future is hopeless. Yet for the Christian, we know that worrying will change nothing, for our faith in Divine Providence leads us to know that the only thing we must be concerned about is doing the will of God.

How do we know we’re living according to the will of God? The Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica tells us, “He who lives according to God’s will has no worries. When he needs something, he simply prays for it. If he does not receive that which he asked for, he is joyful as though he had received it. A soul that has given itself over to God has no fear of anything, not even robbers, sickness, or death. Whatever happens, such a soul always cries, ‘It was the will of God’.”

With love in Christ,
Abbot Tryphon

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Fr. Tryphon is the Abbot of the Monastery of the All-Merciful Saviour, which was established in 1986 by Archimandrite Dimitry (Egoroff) of blessed memory. The Monastery is under the omophore of His Eminence Kyrill, Archbishop of San Francisco and Western America, of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.

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