There are times when your life seems to be spinning out of control. Circumstances come against you in a volley of attacks and sometimes you don’t know which direction is up or down.
Jesus felt the same way in the Garden of Gethsemane. He left His disciples so He could go and pray. Why? Because He knew when the world feels out of control, when circumstances come and when you have no control of your own, the only place left to turn is God.
He prayed and prayed hard. Blood dripped onto the ground below Him. He asked for God’s help and begged God to remove the bad circumstances from Him because He didn’t think He could handle it.
When bad circumstances come and you don’t think you can handle what’s happening or what’s coming… When you have nowhere else to turn, go to God! Pray as hard as you can, just like Jesus did! Beg God for His help, seek His guidance and wisdom. Ask Him to get you out of these circumstances.
What did Jesus do next?
Did He complain or feel as if God wasn’t answering His prayer? No! He closed His prayer by saying, “Thy will be done, not mine.”
Even though you’re praying to God, He knows better than we do. It’s hard for us to see the whole picture, so it’s always best for us to want His will above our own.
Sometimes the answer is no. If it is, it’s for our own good, even if we don’t see it at the time.
So if you pray and it feels like God hasn’t answered you and your circumstance is still raging like a storm all around you, don’t give up!
Never give up!
What happened next? Jesus was at His lowest point with seemingly no physical, emotional, or even mental strength left. When He prayed, “Thy will be done,” God heard.
God will hear you too!
God gave Jesus the strength to face what He had to in order to save us all. God’s plan wasn’t easy; after all, Jesus had to be tortured, multilated, interrogated, mocked, beaten, and brutally killed a slow, agonizing death. Yet it was for the best. Yes, you read that right: Jesus’ hardship was for the best!
Because without it, we would be eternally lost. Forever!
If Jesus got through that, then you can get through your bad circumstances too.
God will give you the strength you need.