Re:Verse reading–Matthew 26:36-46 (day four)
Jesus was tempted just as we are, but He was without sin. The struggle against the temptation to escape the cross was real. Jesus returned three times to acknowledge His faith in God to choose the right course of action. Many times, we struggle and ask God to deliver us from our circumstances. We don’t always believe that God can or will deliver us, so we descend into fear. Our focus is more often our own comfort rather than God’s overall plan. Jesus knew that God could and would deliver Him if He asked…twelve legions of angels awaited. In faith though, Jesus was willing to accept God’s will for His life. His faith overcame the temptation to fear.
What if, what is most uncomfortable to us, is the best to fulfill God’s plan? Are we willing to be so used of God that we would give up our safety and comfort? Can we say, like Jesus, “not as I will, but as you will?”