They went to a place called Gethsemane, and Jesus said to his disciples, “ Sit hear while I pray.” He took Peter, James and John along with him, and he began to be deeply distressed and troubled. “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death,” he said to them. “Stay hear and keep watch.”

Going a little farther, he fell to the round and prayed that if possible the hour might pass from him. “Abba, Father,” he said, “everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.”

Mark 14:32-35

Correction is good for the soul, correct me if I’m wrong; “In the above passage of scripture, God the Son is pouring His heart out to God the Father;” Setting the example for us to follow, that we too may receive the refreshing that comes from pouring our heart out to God.

While in the thick of the agony of Gethsemane, Jesus surrendered His will to His Father. He left the garden refreshed as a result, even in light of the shortcomings of His disciples. Following the example of Christ, we are to press toward the mark that He has set for us. In our moments of agony, we too are called to surrender our will to God’s will for a refreshing from heaven.


“Father, by your mighty power, give me the strength to surrender my will to your will when I’m facing the agonies of life and living”

devotion with pastor don bright


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