“Now My soul is troubled and distressed, and what shall I say? Father, save Me from this hour of trial and agony? But it was for this very purpose that I have come to this hour that I might undergo it. “ [John 12:27]
There are those times when we all wonder – why am I here – what’s the purpose? This is always a good question to ask as long as you can answer from a positive perspective. Taking our example from Jesus [what better example is there], we can be assured of the fact that whatever situation you find yourself, you have been sent into it by His Spirit. You are on assignment from God. The victory has been secured because God’s plans never fail!
At the very moment of darkness Jesus knew His purpose and He knew the Father had ordained the circumstances. Now that’s an attitude to die for – no pun intended. For goodness sake don’t ask to be taken out of that which the Father has equipped you with the power to overcome, and don’t give way to negative and debilitating thoughts.
Don’t respond and pray prayers of complaint or agony, but ask the question, “how did Jesus respond?” He said, “Rather I will say, Father, glorify, honor and extol, your own name! Here’s the promise and the empowerment for you to complete your assignment. “I have already glorified it, and I will glorify it again”. What else do you need. Whatever He desires just say …Amen! You will be a victor!
Further reading: Psalm 121; John 12:27-36