Do you ever feel distressed? Today, I felt distressed. Nothing has happened, yet I fear that I will make a mistake. I prayed to do God’s will. I prayed that God would turn any mistakes into his good works.
When I think of Jesus, I think of the divine part of Jesus. I cannot imagine Jesus as a baby. Was he perfect? Today, when I read “The Prayer in the Garden”, I was reminded that Jesus was half human, half divine. Jesus felt troubled and deeply distressed. When Jesus felt these emotions, he prayed.
I always blame myself. I should have done better and not made so many mistakes in my life. I am glad that I have a conscience, so I can pray for God to forgive me. It is natural to feel troubled and even distressed. When I pray, it is like God is laying a hand on me, comforting me and letting me know that I will be ok.
The Prayer in the Garden
Then they came to a place which was named Gethsemane; and He said to His disciples, “Sit here while I pray.” And He took Peter, James, and John with Him, and He began to be troubled and deeply distressed. Then He said to them, “My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Stay here and watch.”
–Mark 14:32-34 (NKJV)
Jesus prayed to God, saying all things are possible for you, God. He asked God to take away the distress from him. Jesus prayed to do God’s will and not his his own.
“Abba, Father, all things are possible for You. Take this cup away from Me; nevertheless, not what I will, but what You will.”
–Mark 14:36 (NKJV)
No matter what happens in life, I do not want to ruin my relationship with God. I always want to put God first. I pray that God keeps me close to him and guides my steps. God has good plans for me, better than anything that I can imagine, I pray that I will always seek God’s will first and not my own.