Luke 22

Read Luke 22 in your Bible. Or you can also read it here.

“Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” 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. – Luke 22:42-44

In this part of the story, Jesus’ death is approaching. I can only imagine the torment that He went through, knowing what He was facing. Yet, for several reasons, I am also inspired by the verses above.

1 – Jesus knew full well that He was up against terrible pain and torture. However, He still was able to say in essence, “Thy will be done.” Seeing Jesus’ attitude in this moment can help us to face life’s difficulties differently. Many of us tend to gripe over much smaller matters, myself included. But no matter what we are facing, we too can say, “Thy will be done.” When we have a close relationship with Almighty God, we know there is no safer place to be, and we can trust Him. As it says in Psalm 4:8, “In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.” And even in the midst of difficult circumstances, when we have this attitude, we can even embrace the peace that surpasses all understanding (Phil 4:6).

2 – I appreciate the fact that Jesus prayed when He was facing an unbearable situation. When we are dealing with painful circumstances, turning to God in prayer is vital. We are not merely praying to seek His help, but we are seeking His presence and His comfort. When we pray, and place our troubles in the Lord’s hands, we are acknowledging that our God is bigger than the mountain in front of us.

3 – I also want to point out that it says, “An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him.” When we turn to the Lord, He will be faithful to comfort us and strengthen us.

No matter what trials you are facing in your life, I encourage you to seek God. He will be your safe place. He will comfort you and strengthen you. He will bring you peace.

If you are also participating in the Gratitude Challenge, today is day 93 of 100. Continue to write down ten things you are grateful for today!

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© 2021 Bridget A. Thomas

8 Comments on “Luke 22

  1. These verses show us Jesus’s obedience and submission to God’s will. And I really like what you pointed out about turning to the Lord when we are struggling, because when we do we are reminded that our God is bigger and faithful and will comfort us.
    Blessings to you my friend 🤗🌺

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    • God is always there. Even though sometimes we might feel like we are facing something all alone, there is never a moment when we are not in His care! What comfort that brings. 🙌✝️🙏 Blessings to you as well!! ♥️🤗

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  2. Sometimes I’ll get overwhelmed I’ll try by best to give it to God. However, sometimes I include the word “but” because there’s certain things I just don’t want. Haha! I’m working on trying to be more trusting because I know He has amazing plans for me.

    This is such a great reminder to give our burdens to God so we can be at peace.

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    • Lol, I know what you mean! I have done that too. It can be difficult to fully trust, because we feel more in control when we hold everything in our hands. But as you said – God has amazing plans for us, so we can trust Him! He is faithful. Always. I pray we can learn to put everything into His capable and loving hands. 🥰

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  3. That’s such a wonderful verse. Oh me of little faith needs a reminder like this. I’m good at not seeking the strength when I should. I’m good at not believing that God will supply. I don’t always want to say thy will be done and endure the troubles of this World. Too often I want God to be my rescuer instead of strengthened. But I also forget that good things come out of those hard things. If Jesus hadn’t been strengthened and gone to the cross, where would we be. He was thinking of us. I guess too often I think of me. Lord, help us to want what You want.

    Thanks for the reminder, Bridget. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

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    • I agree with everything you said! It is so much easier to seek an easy way out. I would much rather run the other way than walk through pain or even discomfort. May we learn to see things through the Lord’s eyes and remember that there is a bigger purpose.
      Thank you! I hope you and your hubby have a blessed CHRISTmas too!!! ❤️🎄💚


  4. This reminds me that the Lord may not always remove us from difficult situations but He will carry us through it. Jesus going through with dying on the cross is our ultimate example.

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