Our loving Lord Jesus has the power to understand the path of travail that we go through in our life as He too walked in the same way.
“Who, in the days of His flesh, when He had offered up prayers and supplications, with vehement cries and tears to Him (His Father)…” (Hebrews 5:7) The fear of death tortured Him! Jesus was watching the face of His disciple, Judas, who was to be His betrayer, everyday. Whenever he was talking to Him, He would have been pained by the thought: “He would betray Me, one day! A day would come, when they would spit on My face, fix a twisted crown of thorns on My head, pierce My hand and feet with nails, tear My whole body and put Me to scorn in the presence of all the people. I would be shivering in My agony; they would be merely laugh in glee and crucify Me.” The scorn and ire of the wicked men broke His heart everyday!
A diary of a young girl who was anticipating death in a few days was discovered. Doctors had said that she would be alive only for a month. So she was recording in her diary, “There are only 29 days, 28 days, 27 days…. 20 days… This countdown was going on till her day of death” On the last day, she had concluded: ‘I won’t be able to see the flitting birds any more… see the panoramic beautiful skies… I cannot breathe the sweet odorous air any more… I am going to die.’
Jesus would have felt the same way! As days rapidly decreased before His crucifixion, He would have pined over the tribulations of the darkness of death, of the state of being forsaken by one and all; His heart would have been broken. He told His disciples, “Indeed the hour is coming, yes, has now come, that you will be scattered, each to his own, and will leave Me alone. And yet I am not alone, because the Father is with Me.” (John 16:32).
Dearly beloved, are you traversing the path of tears? Are you languishing with the thought that there is no hope for you? Do not lose heart. You definitely have the hope which is the Lord Jesus Christ. He is a refuge for the oppressed and a stronghold in times of trouble. The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble (Psalm 9:9). Our victorious Lord who crossed the path of trials is all powerful to console your broken heart and demonstrate His power in your life.
Dear loving Lord,
I thank and praise You for You are my refuge and my stronghold in times of my trouble. Lord, you know the path I am going through. Please console my broken heart and strengthen my hope. I commit myself holly into Your loving hands. You take control over my life and lead me to the path of Eternal life. Help me to know that You O Lord are always with me!
In Your matchless Name I offer this prayer,