I’VE GOT THIS?
Read Matthew 26: 36-39
Jesus prayed, “My Father, if it is possible,
may this cup be taken from me. Yet
not as I will, but as you will.”
I keep a written copy of the verse quoted above in my
wallet because reading it helps me to keep life in perspective.
Too many times I have allowed arrogance and pride to dictate
how I have approached difficult situations. Treating God’s
word like a lucky charm I kept in my pocket, I would say to
myself, “I’ve got this” — thinking I had control of everything.
If life got really tough, only then would I call on God and ask
for the strength to make it through.
Once I began regularly reading the Bible, I came to understand that if I rely on God’s strength at all times — not just
when I am desperate — then God’s grace and power will
guide me through those trying times as well.
These words from Matthew’s Gospel taught me that even
Jesus had a moment when
he felt overwhelmed and
needed to call on his Father
for strength. If the Son of
God needed to call on his
Father in his moment of
need, then certainly we too can call upon God to lead us every
step of the way.
Prayer: Dear God, thank you for guiding us through life, especially through challenges and overwhelming circumstances.
Christopher C. Rowe (North Carolina)
Prayer Focus: THOSE WHO FEEL SELF-SUFFICIENT
— Matthew 26: 39 (NIV)
Thought for the Day
I will trust the path that
God lays before me.