Matthew 26:36-42 Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee along with him, and he began to be sorrowful and troubled. Then he said to them, “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.” Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.” Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. “Couldn’t you men keep watch with me for one hour?” he asked Peter. “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” He went away a second time and prayed, “My Father, if it is not possible for this cup to be taken away unless I drink it, may your will be done.”
Jesus said that His soul was overwhelmed with sorrow, to the point of death. It seems as we go through life we each encounter these overwhelming times in our lives; these times that gnaw at our souls and draw complete focus to the pain that we are enduring. Christ can relate to that type of pain that we have; He has experienced it Himself.
But Jesus sought His Father’s will. He held that desire above His own, but accepting God’s will is a process. It’s not an easy flip of the switch, especially when you can’t really see what His will may be for you. Seek His will, talk with Him constantly, trust in His goodness, but realize within yourself it may take some time to accept His will.
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