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  • Writer's pictureRICHARD DEAN BROOKS



39 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.”

26:39 Jesus was not rebelling against his Father’s will when he asked that the cup of suffering and separation be taken away. In fact, he reaffirmed his desire to do God’s will by saying, “Yet not as I will, but as you will.” His prayer reveals to us his terrible suffering. His agony was worse than death because he paid for all sin by being separated from God. The sinless Son of God took our sins upon himself to save us from suffering and separation.

26:39 In times of suffering people sometimes wish they knew the future, or they wish they could understand the reason for their anguish. Jesus knew what lay ahead of him, and he knew the reason. Even so, his struggle was intense—more wrenching than any struggle we will ever have to face. What does it take to be able to say “as you will”? It takes firm trust in God’s plans; it takes prayer and obedience each step of the way. Tyndale. Life Application Study Bible NIV

How many of us truly trust in God and his will being done in all we do???? How many have the faith that he IS IN CONTROL of all our lifes happenings?? Do we approach things with the faith and self-control that that we are really doing GODS will not ours??? I might not completely be there yet, but that is part of our sanctification process that we become more holy and trusting in the faith that God has our best at his heart. And we should believe that to GOD all things be to HIS glory. The GOOD and the BAD. We have to be in tune with his will not ours!! And sometimes it is very hard to see the good that happens when WE think it is BAD. ON THE WAY HOME WALK WITH JESUS and do HIS will not ours!!!

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