Another Side of Sunday: The Path

Jesus in the Garden

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.”

Matthew 26: 36-41

What is your story?

Has God asked you to walk through a fire? Like Jesus, have you asked, even begged Him to take the trial away?

It’s human nature. Jesus experienced the same feelings of sorrow, his trial being much more extreme than what most of us are asked to walk through. Even so, He followed God’s will.

Like Jesus, with whom do you share your struggles? Who do you ask to be by your side? Who prays with you and encourages you to keep the faith?

Lord, these trials I face are no surprise to you. You have meticulously planned out the days of my life. Help me to remember that these times are when I need to draw nearer to you, for you are my strength and my shield when I am weak. Amen

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