Saturday, April 2, 2011

Sorrow



Mark 14:35 "They went to a place called Gethsemane, and Jesus said to his disciples, “Sit here while I pray.... 34 “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death,” he said to them. “Stay here and keep watch.” 
"When He rose from prayer and went back to the disciples, He found them asleep, exhausted from sorrow." Luke 22:45

Sorrow is overwhelming and exhausting.
Beth Moore called our place of sorrow--"further still". In Matthew it says He left His disciples and went further still. Beth says there is a time when friends can only go so far with you, then they must stop and pray and you must go alone and meet with your God. You can't look to friends for this comfort or you will be discouraged. They can't give you the peace that Jesus can. God wants you to come alone with Him. You have to work this out with God. Acceptance is the end result. A place of honesty where you may wrestle with the will of God. You can take your bitterness there. It is a place where you emerged changed. We must all journey through the darkness of our own Gethsemane. Having accept the Father's Will over our own, we are then ready to face our own Calvary. Be willing to pay the price to gain something worthwhile in the end.

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8 comments:

  1. Beth Moore is one of my favorites...thank you for sharing this part of her study with us.

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  2. Very insightful post. I hadn't really considered the thought that there is only so far others can go with you and then it is just you and God. Thank you for sharing this. BTW I deleted the double entry.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Blessings,
    Charlotte

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  3. Very well put!
    Sorrow is the toughest one I think
    Blessings

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  4. A good post/reflection for the Lenten season.

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  5. Sorrow that drives us into the arms of our Savior... He is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Thank you for sharing this beautiful perspective on sorrow, Brenda!

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  6. when the bad hits....there's nowhere else to go...that offers that kind of comfort....

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  7. Beth Moore explains things so creatively. The stained glass windows are beautiful. I'm so thankful we have One to go to when we are overwhelmed and exhausted with sorrow. He is where our peace is found.

    With joy,
    Pamela

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  8. PS Your header is heartwarming. (-:

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