“My Father! If it is possible, let this cup of suffering be taken away from me. Yet, I want your will to be done, not mine.”
– Matthew 26:39 –
This past week, I felt like I was in the Garden of Gethsemane. My world felt like it had been turned upside down and that everything was coming against me. It was as if the pressure had intensified and my vision of how I was going to make it through this was slowly melting away.
I knew that this was all just in my mind because the enemy likes to play tricks with your mind whilst he comes to steal, kill and destroy.
I had just witnessed what happens when you allow negative thoughts to develop into strongholds in your mind, which causes you to loose hope. One of our group, last week, had a mentally breakdown.
The constant pressure of the environment, together with other external stress, caused his mind to shut down and he ended up in medical for psychological observation.
During our Sunday service today, the Lord reminded me of the challenges Jesus had to endure for our sake.
He had to go through the Garden of Gethsemane, down the road to Golgotha and onto to the Cross.
The enemy always fights hardest when he knows we are closest to our victory. Its right here, where most of us give up. Jesus endured the Cross-because he focused on the victory. He stayed in faith and God sent him an angel to strengthen Him through this time of trial.
The pastor preached a message today that spoke to me personally.
” Keep looking ahead, because the Lord has created each one of you for something great. Hold onto that promise, believe, keep praying, and watch your BREAKTHROUGH COME TO PASS!”