By Andrew Southerland


“And going a little farther He fell on his face and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will.” Matthew 26:39


On the night of Jesus’ arrest, He was praying in the Garden of Gethsemane with His disciples. Jesus knew that God’s plan for Him was to carry the weight of the sins of the world to the cross and give Himself as a sacrifice for all mankind. Burdened by the weight of this task, Jesus cried out to His Father: “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will.”

   Jesus trusted the Father’s will more than His own will. Jesus’ example shows us that there is nothing too heavy to bring to God. We can trust God in life and in death. In our daily lives, we will have trouble and grief, but God is always faithful, and we can trust Him no matter what.



Trust God with all of your heart, mind, and soul. Give Him complete control and seek His will in every aspect of your life. Do this by praying for His guidance, getting plugged into a group of other believers who will hold you accountable, and reading God’s Word.



Rather than trying to face big decisions on your own strength, trust the Lord. Pray specifically that God will help you give whatever you’re dealing with over to Him. 



Talk to your children to identify something they need to trust God for. Pray with them that God would give them the strength to trust Him for that thing.



   Father, thank You for sending Your Son to the cross for me so that I can have salvation and life. Help me to surrender my own will and trust in Your faithfulness today.