In my devotions for yesterday, both the excerpt from C.S. Lewis and the reading from Oswald Chambers talked about the agony of Christ in the garden of Gethsemane. Jesus clearly came into this world with the purpose of facing death on the cross to bear the burden of our sins. However, that knowledge did not diminish the anxiety that He felt as He begged the Father to remove the cup from Him. I cannot come close to identifying with the suffering that Jesus experienced. However, there are many times where knowledge does not seem to alleviate the emotional pain I feel in the moment. I constantly need to be reminded not to worry and to stand on the promises of God.

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