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DAY 19 | Luke 22 | Lesly Moore



SCRIPTURE

Luke 22:42-44 NIV - 42 Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” 43 An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him. 44 And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.


OBSERVATION

Jesus experienced the same kind of emotions we do today: high stress, debilitating fear, and anguish. In these verses, we see that. Imagine knowing you’d be betrayed by one of your closest friends, then abandoned by the rest of them. Imagine knowing you were hours away from an excruciating death. What can we learn from how Jesus handled this situation?


APPLICATION

There are three things I admire about Jesus in these verses. First, He’s not afraid or nervous to make a plea before His Father. Secondly, He yields his fear and desire to God’s perfect will. Lastly, He doesn’t pretend to be okay after doing both of those things. Many times, we pray fervently for healing, strength, etc. and we don’t always feel better right after. Jesus didn’t either.


PRAYER

Jesus, I’m eternally thankful for your sacrifice. You lived as a man and endured the worst kinds of pain this world has to offer. The next time I’m experiencing betrayal, abandonment, or immense stress I want to seek you first. I rely on you alone, and your supernatural strength carries me through the trials and tribulations I face. Thank you for providing me with peace that passes all understanding. I love you and thank you for who You are.

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