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27 “Now is my soul troubled. And what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? But for this purpose I have come to this hour.” ~ John 12:27

Jesus said, “Now is my soul troubled.” Jesus knew what awaited Him. It came as no surprise. I did a comparison with that one sentence, “Now is my soul troubled.” And every one of the different translations said the same exact thing. “Now is my soul troubled.”

Something was deeply troubling Jesus. Some say that it was because Jesus would be separated from the Father for the very first time. And that may be so, but that was not the only reason. The word ‘troubled’ doesn’t give us a fair picture of the extreme stress that Jesus was under, especially that last week we call passion week.

Think about Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane. Remember, this is after the great Triumphant Entry celebration. The cursing of the fig tree. And the last supper. Judas has just betrayed the Savior. Jesus is praying just before He is arrested. This was it. The time had finally come. The time determined from eternity past. The time of mankind’s purchase back from death to life.

Jesus is praying to God the Father that if He is willing, if there is some other way, if only He didn’t have to go through what He was about to go through, please save Him from His great destiny, yet He prayed, not my will but Your great will be done.

Please notice that an angel from heaven came to Jesus to strengthen Him, but it was not enough. This was, as we say, where the rubber hits the road. This was the beginning of the cup He was to drink.

He was in so much anguish that He fell to the ground and His sweat became drops of blood. The path Jesus had to take in order to redeem us wasn’t an easy one. It wasn’t just a walk in the park. This was an extremely difficult load He was carrying. It was literally the weight of the entire world weighing down on His shoulders, yet we live our lives for ourselves.

We call ourselves devout if we pray before each meal and before bed. We should be living our lives as a thank offering before the LORD. Our freedom is only in Him, for it is only He that gives us life and life more abundantly.

Dear LORD, thank You for taking my sin upon Yourself. I’m sorry for all the times I didn’t live my life for You. Please help me to live my life as a living offering holy and acceptable to You. Help me to live each day thankful for all that You’ve done for me. Please help my heart not to grow cold. In Jesus’ name, I pray, amen.

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