When Jesus confronted the reality of His impending death on the cross, He asked God that this terrible burden might be lifted. But as He faced the possibility of a suffering that was beyond description, Jesus prayed, Nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done. Luke 22:42 . As Christians, we too must be willing to accept God`s will, even when we do not fully understand the reasons for the hardships that we must endure. Grief and suffering visit all of us who live long and love deeply. When we lose a loved one, or when we experience any other profound loss , darkness overwhelms us for a while , and it seems as if we cannot summon the strength to face another day, but , with God`s help , we can. When we confront circumstances that trouble us to the very core of our souls, we must trust God. When we are worried, we must turn our concerns over to Him. When we are anxious, we must be still and listen for the quiet assurance of God`s promises. And then, by placing our lives in His hands, we learn that He is our Shepherd today and throughout eternity. Let us trust the Shepherd. Commit your activities to the Lord and your plans will be achieved.