Bow down thine ear, O Lord, hear me: for I am poor and needy. Preserve my soul; for I am holy: O thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee. Be merciful unto me, O Lord: for I cry unto thee daily. Rejoice the soul of thy servant: for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee. Give ear, O Lord, unto my prayer; and attend to the voice of my supplications. In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee: for thou wilt answer me. Ps 86:1-7 (KJV)
A distressed soul who can bear it. Our Lord Jesus has a situation at hand that made His soul distressed, our sin made our Saviour soul distressed. He saw was ahead of Him. He knew that pains and agony He must face. A bitter cup to drink and this set His soul distressed.
Beloved, this statement move you to recount how often you make light of great moment in the life our Saviour? Does it make to decide to fellow Him and never look back, never go back to your sinful ways? Does it make to cry out to God in prayer, seeking for His forgiveness and mercy?
This is a call to repentance. We must walk out our wrong ways and keep a date with Jesus Then only then will you have a life that is free from the oppression of Satan and his agents.
Let us follow Jesus to tarry at a least an hour today, pray to him to lift you above sins and sorrows. Pray that He comes into your life afresh and be your Lord and Saviour peradventure you don’t know Him but if you already have a relationship with Him, pray for a higher dimension of the knowledge of Him, He will be glad to reveal Himself to you:click here to accept Jesus NOW
He began to be deeply distressed and horrified. Then He said to them, “My soul is swallowed up in sorrow—to the point of death. Remain here and stay awake.”—Mark 14:33b–34
Who can know the depth and intensity of the heart of God? No one could measure His sorrow over an unrepentant sinner or His joy over a spiritual rebel who relinquishes everything to Him. We can begin to understand, what is on the heart of God only when He shares His heart with us (Amos 3:7).
Are you aware of the fervent emotions in the soul of your Lord, as He carries the weight of the world? The disciples were unaware of the deep anguish in the heart of Jesus. Yet, He willingly shared His heart with them. The disciples often seemed disoriented to what Jesus was feeling. When He took delight in young children, His disciples attempted to chase them away (Luke 18:15–16). When Jesus had compassion for a woman living in sin, they acted confused (John 4:27). While Jesus wept at the hopelessness of those facing death, His closest friends grieved as if Jesus had no power to raise the dead (John 11:1–44).
You can choose to be alert to the heart of God. As you seek to understand what God is feeling, He may share with you the intensity of His heart. When you are around other people, God may sensitize you to the love He feels for them. When you see others suffering, you may feel the compassion Jesus feels.
When sinners return to God in repentance, you may share the Father’s joy. You will react to evil the way Jesus reacts. If you will remain alert in prayer, Jesus will share His heart with you.
“My heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels.” Psalm 22:14
Our blessed Lord experienced a terrible sinking and melting of soul. “The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity, but a wounded spirit who can bear?” Deep depression of spirit is the most grievous of all trials; all besides is as nothing. Well might the suffering Saviour cry to His God, “Be not far from me,” for above all other seasons a man needs his God when his heart is melted within him because of heaviness.
Believer, come near the cross this day, and humbly adore the King of glory as having once been brought far lower, in mental distress and inward anguish, than any one among us; and mark His fitness to become a faithful High Priest, who can be touched with a feeling of our infirmities. Especially let those of us whose sadness springs directly from the withdrawal of a present sense of our Father’s love, enter into near and intimate communion with Jesus. Let us not give way to despair, since through this dark room the Master has passed before us.
Our souls may sometimes long and faint, and thirst even to anguish, to behold the light of the Lord’s countenance: at such times let us stay ourselves with the sweet fact of the sympathy of our great High Priest. Our drops of sorrow may well be forgotten in the ocean of His griefs; but how high ought our love to rise!
Come in, O strong and deep love of Jesus, like the sea at the flood in spring tides, cover all my powers, drown all my sins, wash out all my cares, lift up my earth-bound soul, and float it right up to my Lord’s feet, and there let me lie, a poor broken shell, washed up by His love, having no virtue or value; and only venturing to whisper to Him that if He will put His ear to me, He will hear within my heart faint echoes of the vast waves of His own love which have brought me where it is my delight to lie, even at His feet for ever.
If this is also your desire, make sure you keep a date with Him today. Let it a memorial to you and you will see His move in your life.
He will heal you, restore you and make you whole again in His Name as you watch unto Him with prayer. Amen!
Remain blessed in the Lord.
Evang. Ifeoma Ohondu
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