2/18/15

Doing hard things....with help



I was reminded this morning that sometimes God asks us to do hard things.  God also asked His Son, Jesus to do a hard thing.  He asked Him to willingly give up His life for us.

Jesus had to confront betrayal from one of His own disciples.  He also had to confront the hate and malice towards Him that would ultimately send Him to the cross to suffer and die.

I don't know about you, but nothing I have ever had to confront can compare with taking on the sins of the world and suffering a horrible death on a cross.

As I read about how Jesus prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane, I was also reminded of how the Father sent an angel to strengthen Him. As a result of Jesus' prayer, He went from sweating drops of blood to boldly facing His betrayer.  He willingly endured the suffering and the beatings all the way to Calvary.

I don't know about what you are facing today, but Jesus is there to help you through it.  Maybe it's the death of a loved one.....or maybe depression, anxiety, or divorce.  It might be a financial hardship or it may be addiction.

Put it in God's hands.  Call out to Him and He will strengthen you for the task ahead.

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