What brings anguish?
How can we realize help in times of anguish?
Please read Luke 22:43-44
Vs. 43 “An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him. And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.”
There are times when life just pretty much sucks! Can’t understand it at the moment or perhaps we have a rough idea about why but whatever the case- life at that moment just flat out sucks!
I know that when I have faced these times of difficulties it is usually because I am rehearsing or rewinding.
Living in the future or living in the past has caused me great anguish! In fact I would say most of the anguish I have faced in my life has been due to rehearsing or rewinding.
In this passage above Jesus knows what is about to happen in the very near future and it causes Him great anguish. He also knows that this is the ONLY way that you and I could be forgiven, reconciled and made holy today- so He is willing to go through it!
Here is the key- for Jesus and for you and for me- The angel is already there! We just have to accept His comfort and His angel!
How do we do that?
1) Meditate – Spend time focused Being, Here, Now in God’s word and allow its healing affect to infuse you.
2) Recognize thoughts- Thoughts take us places- panic or peace. If you recognize the thought before it takes you then you can decide if you want to go there. Hint- chose peace!
3) BE still, in the moment, right here- You didn’t get to this place and time by accident and the more you realize that the more you can release and relax.
Here is a suggestion- Close your eyes and take a couple of deep breaths or a few more if you need them. When you feel a bit more relaxed and you are breathing normally:
Breathe in and say:
“God has it All”
Breathe out and say:
Practice this way until you sense the angels that surround you at your most difficult moment- That is His gift also!
Don’t worry- Be Grace-Full!!
v. 43 reminded me of another verse. He will give his angels charge over us to keep us in all our ways. Sometimes the “way” might be very troubling. Sometimes the “way” might be quite joyous! I’m sure we’ve all had times of great anguish. He has not been caught off guard. He will bring you through (i’ve interfered with this more than once)! It’s the “through” that should get our attention. He brings you to the place where you finally come to the end of yourself and just say “YES, LORD”! there’s your “through”.
Thank you for sharing sister!
God never says “Oops!” Because He never has to!
Whatever the moment “His Grace is sufficient for me!” His provisions are there – and so am I for a reason! Once I figure out the reason – the pain goes away! Its miraculous but it does – lesson learned might be back again and thats ok but still – “His Grace is sufficient for me!”