Tuesday, May 26, 2015

In the Need of Prayer Support

Mark 14:32-34 And they came to an olive grove called Gethsemane, and Jesus said, "Sit here while I go and pray." He took Peter, James and John with him, and he began to be filled with horror and deep distress. He told them, "My soul is crushed with grief to the point of death. Stay here with me and watch with me."

Jesus was facing the most terrifying hour of decision history has ever known. He knew what He had come to do and what He must now do. He didn't want to face the cruel death He was about to face. More than that, He knew He was about to take on His own heart all the sins of mankind--past, present, and future. He had never sinned and didn't know the guilt and shame of it. And now, He was being called upon by God to do it for everyone. He was in excruciating anguish and needed someone to stand by His side while He wrestled with His will to submit to God's will. The spirit was willing, but He was still in the flesh and the battle had to be won. Just knowing that He had someone close to support Him while He struggled would help.

Our struggles may not be as severe, but we too need each other to come alongside of us to support us in our struggles. We need others to care enough to show an interest in us and help pray us through our tough times. We need to learn how to reach out to others and let them into our troublesome times. Pride often closes the door and prevents others from knowing what we are going through. We learn to love each other best through the struggles of life. We learn how to love and be loved best when we enter into the deep recesses of each other's lives.

When you are in need, let others come alongside you and help you through your time of need. And when others are in need reach out to them and help them through their hour of need. It is how the love of God works amongst men.

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