Although Christ was a Son, He learned obedience from the things which He suffered. Hebrew 5:8
Christ Jesus humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Philippians 2:8
Then Jesus said to them, “My soul is deeply grieved, to the point of death; Matthew 26:38a
Jesus fell on His face and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; yet not as I will, but as You will.” Matthew 26:39
Jesus, the perfect holy Son of God, experienced grief beyond description as He approached the time of the crucifixion. Yet He continued to submit Himself to His Father’s will and plan – His death on the cross. He kept His eyes on His Father at all times.
Life comes at us in mind-numbing, heart-breaking, shocking waves.
- an absent parent
- a friend’s betrayal
- a run-away teenager
- near fatal accidents
- painful diseases
- broken dreams
- death of a loved one
Unlike Christ, we do not always know what is about to happen. We do not know all the ups and downs that will be part of the Father’s plan for us. And that is a blessing.
What we do know is that if God has brought us to a heart-breaking situation, He will be with us through it all. He will use it for our good. He will mold us and shape us to be more like Him.
Let’s keep our eyes on Him when we don’t understand the what, the when, the where, the how, or the why. We know the Who. It is Our Heavenly Father. And He is working His plan for us and in us at all times.