30
Jul
13

Hope and Trust

Matthew 26:36-44

Why were the disciples sleeping? They were told by Jesus that He was leaving them (after being with them for 3 years). They loved Jesus so much that the thought of him leaving them brought them stress and anxiety.

HopeWhen we are stressed and anxious we become tired physically. – We tend to fall asleep physically and spiritually.

When we are overwhelmed by our problems and concerns we focus so much on our problems, we tend to neglect our “spiritual responsibilities”. We fail to do our quiet times, we forget to pray for others, we become distracted during worship… ”

The greatest answer to prayer – is more prayer.” – Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire by Jim Cymbala.

Jesus himself had emphasized the importance of prayer. “My house shall be called a house of prayer”. Isa 56:7, Mk 11:17, Mt 21:13.

He didn’t say – My house shall be a house of blessing, or a house of My word, or a house of worship. Although all of these are relevant. Jesus had specified that “My house shall be a house of prayer.”

Everything that is brought into our lives is there because God either caused it, or allowed it to be there. And whatever is brought into our lives is designed by God for our best good and for His glory.

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