“Father, if you are willing, please take this cup of suffering away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine.” Luke 22:42 (NLT)
It’s never wrong to express our true feelings to God. Jesus exposed His dread of the coming trials, but also reaffirmed His commitment to do what God wanted. Jesus was submitted to God the Father and desired His will over all. The cup He spoke of meant the terrible agony of enduring what was to happen on the cross, but, even worse, the total separation from God that He would have to experience in order to die for the world’s sins. Thank God that Jesus paid the price for all our sins. Today submission to God’s will for your life is worth pursuing because He paid the price for you. Pray that God would stir your Spirit and give you a heart of submission to live for His will and not your own.