"He went away a second time and prayed, 'My Father, if it is not possible for this cup to be taken away unless I drink it, may your will be done.'"
Yet in the face of inescapable, pressing trouble, Jesus exercises a submissive love toward His Father in heaven. Matthew’s account records that Jesus returns to pray at least three times to passionately plead for the same thing: some other way, an alternate plan. All the while He recognizes that the Father’s will is paramount and unshakably trustworthy. There is no submission without trust. Jesus submitted to the Father’s will out of the depths of His love, and now we have received His gift of salvation. We’ve nothing to dread!
Consider that you may need to pray, "Anything is possible for you, God, but if there's no other way, I will still trust you."
Bible In A Year
- 2 Chronicles 9-10
- Psalm 12
- Matthew 18