While Jesus and the apostles prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane, a well-armed mob invaded their privacy. After arresting Jesus, the throng led him to court. Jesus faced interrogation, beating, ridicule, insult and humiliation. After the final verdict, soldiers marched Jesus to the crucifixion site, nailing him to the cross. Can you imagine Jesus’ complete physical fatigue? We witness Jesus’ strength of spirit as he continued ministering to the needs of others in spite of pain and physical exhaustion.
Jesus’ faith in his heavenly Father enabled him to make the best of the way things turned out. Jesus wasted no time in worry, fear or resentment. Jesus knew “that in all things God works for the good of those who love him,” Romans 8:28. Instead of focusing his attention upon personal weariness or other’s sins, Jesus concentrated upon his heavenly Father’s wisdom and good purposes. Things turned out best for Jesus because he made the best of the way things turned out.
Faith is “being certain of what we do not see,” Hebrews 11:1. Though you cannot presently see good in the events of life, look upward to your God. He is working for you! By faith in God, things will turn out better than you expect.
Be greatly encouraged,
Pastor James Fields