In Agony

There are times when words just can’t express…

the pain our heart is experiencing…

the confusion going on in our minds….

the emptiness we have in our spirit.

Jesus prayed in agony in the Garden of Gethsemane (picture) the night he was betrayed.eeeeeDSC_0418

He experienced the anguish we feel.

He understands our pain.

As he prayed, God sent an angel to strengthen him.

I believe God still sends angels into our anguish today.  Sometimes its an actual touch from heaven.  And sometimes he sends other people to be ‘God with skin on’ for us.  To help us through the night.  To offer prayers and support.

In some situations, it’s all the above.

Because God knows and he cares.

He sent an angel to his son because Jesus’ friends were sleeping.  They weren’t aware of what was going on.  But that didn’t stop God from providing care for his son.

Nothing stops God from loving us and taking care of us.

Nothing.

Thank you, Abba Father.

 

 

Watch and Pray

Jesus was in the Garden of Gethsemane (pictures) praying in anguish over what was going to happen to him and, not far away, his disciples were sleeping.eeeeeddgarden of gethsemane

When Jesus found them sleeping, he told them to, ‘Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation.  The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.’

Well, that explains a lot.

That explains why we are sometimes so wimpy – so weak.

Why we want to love God with all of our hearts but suddenly find ourselves – once again – totally concentrated on our will, not God’s will.

It’s a constant struggle.  Our conversations are filled with ‘ I think’, ‘I want’, ‘I feel’.eeeeeddgardem of g

We’re weak.

And Jesus gives us a solution to this problem – watch and pray.

Watch our behavior and compare it to the role model Jesus set for us.

And pray.

When we seek God, we will always find him.  He has promised us that.

And he has all the answers.

Not us.

We’re weak.  We know it.  Jesus knows it.eeeeeDSC_0422

We need to watch and pray.

Thank you, dear Jesus.