Luke 22:44 “And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.”
anguish: excruciating or acute distress, suffering, or pain.
earnestly: serious in intention, purpose, or effort; sincerely zealous
Jesus has been scared. More scared than I have ever been.
When he started feeling this way, He pressed in further to His Father & prayed about it with more intensity each time. Each moment was getting closer to his torture & crucifixion.
Sometimes when I start feeling anxious, I give in to food, technology. Practically ignoring God. It’s probably more often than I like to admit. If I kept pressing into God & going after Him with all I got, what might happen?
In Jesus’ situation, He had to go to the cross & endure what He did, if He wanted to save us. And He did.
If there is something that I need to go through, God is there for me. I just need to earnestly press into Him. Give Him praise. Pray. Read His Word. Work on changing my mindset by thinking about His Word, what it says, & how it applies to my life.
It seems like a daunting task sometimes. But I know God will help me. He’s not going to just leave me alone.