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“The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were completed. This is the first resurrection” (Revelation 20:5).

The Lord will do what the Lord does.  Whether you are awakened now or later, does it really matter?  Everything has always been in the Lord’s hands.  I know the world laments at death, and yes, there is sadness, but what will your lament do to change the reality that the Lord has put into motion?  The Lord is Sovereign, and the peace He gives, in part, is accepting this fully in your heart.

Lord, there are many mysteries, and I would like to know the answers.  Equally, there are many places in my heart where I am more conditional than I would like to admit.  I need to learn how to trust You more and trust myself less.  Compared to You, what do I know?  All things really are in Your hands, and everything will turn out according to the Father’s will.  When my time is complete, then You will do as You have always intended.

Lord God, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.  I have no real power over anyone, except perhaps over myself.  Teach me to humbly submit to You so that it is Your will that is done in my life.  Help me understand that even if I do not like the outcome or circumstances, everything is in Your hands.  Of course, Your will is going to be done.  Teach me to trust You above all things knowing that You are the Sovereign Lord.  Amen.