Have you ever wondered how Jesus must have felt the Saturday before Holy Week?  He knew that within a week’s time, he was going to go from being greeted by crowds of people cheering and shouting Hosanna to groups of angry people screaming crucify Him!! He knew that he was going to be beaten, tortured, and crucified. The weight of all of this had to be heavy on His mind on that Saturday before. 

We know from scripture that the night of his betrayal, he prayed, “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him. And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground. (Luke 22:42-44) 

Jesus knew what was going to happen, so he sought God to get the strength to make it through the next part of His journey here on Earth. 

There are times in our life that we do not know what our future is going to hold. It could be either from a positive or an adverse event; no matter what causes the change, we are often nervous or scared of the future. Isn’t it wonderful to know that Jesus understands precisely how we feel? He experienced it; however, He knew what His future held. My friend, He also knows what your future holds. 

Not only does he know, but he promises in Jeremiah 29:11,” For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”   

So friend, let’s follow Jesus’s example and turn to God for the strength that we need to make it through the next part of our journey. Continue to focus on God’s love for us and hold on to the Hope that Jesus’ resurrection provides for us. 

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