Matthew 6:16

"When you fast, do not look gloomy..."

Sunday, April 10, 2011


Jesus prayed before His passion began.   He prayed hard, and still the trials, torture, and eventually death came.  He asked in prayer that it not happen, but submitted His will to the Father's.  He was not spared.

Sometimes when things go wrong, I think I didn't pray hard enough, or for the right things.   That is not necessarily so.  No one ever prayed harder than Jesus.   Yet the Father willed for Him to go through the worst kind of suffering.  Jesus trusted the Father.  He didn't want to suffer, but He trusted the Father in all things.  I need to learn to let go, and trust.

1 comment:

  1. C.S. Lewis talks about this, too. I think we can see the answer in the character of our Heavenly Father. Would he who did not withhold his very own son from us not ALSO freely give us all things? He is working for the best for us and for others in the long run, even when we don't understand and nothing makes sense. We can know it because it's his character to do it, his character which is utterly good.