Did Jesus Really Do That?

I can’t speak for you, but I know that I’ve looked at many situations before and thought: “I have no idea what it must be like to experience that.”  I’ve thought that to the point where there was nothing else to do other than give someone a hug.
Some situations that I’ve encountered are:  A friend who has lost a spouse or child, a coworker who has contemplated suicide, a sister who has just been diagnosed with a terminal illness, a brother who has just been killed in a storm or accident.
All of these bring some level of stress to many people connected to these types of circumstances.

I think about others who suffer tremendously with loneliness, depression, and pain beyond my comprehension.

I’m so thankful God allows us a window to see Jesus at a point of great distress. In these times, Jesus knows what is next. Despite the pain that He will suffer, He goes through a tremendous depth of sorrow that leads up to his betrayal.

At times, I’ve thought.. “If I only had more faith, then I could accept this trouble with a smile.” The Spirit certainly gives us supernatural power to overcome Sin (Romans 8). However, while we are physical bodies, we will not escape all of the stress of this broken world.

Mark 14:
32 They went to a place called Gethsemane, and Jesus said to his disciples, “Sit here while I pray.” 33 He took Peter, James and John along with him, and he began to be deeply distressed and troubled. 34 “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death,” he said to them. “Stay here and keep watch.”
35 Going a little farther, he fell to the ground and prayed that if possible the hour might pass from him. 36 “Abba,[f] Father,” he said, “everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.”


When you continue reading, he faced this time alone with God as all of His disciples continued to fall asleep. Jesus, The Word who became flesh and the Chosen one, has been there. He knows. He has been there. He has been in great distress, filled with sorrow, alone, betrayed, and killed. The beauty is that the Holy Spirit brought Him back from the grave on the 3rd day and we share this hope as Christians.

My prayer is that through His eyes, we can seek God in the trials and allow His will to be done. May God be glorified in our life and in our death and everywhere in between and for all eternity.
 
Praying blessings your way.
-BFL
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