Daily Reflections

Go to Gethsemane

April 3, 2022 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ! —1 Corinthians 15:57

When you feel you are being pressed beyond your ability to endure, go to Gethsemane and remember Jesus was pressed beyond anything that any of us will ever have to endure.

When you feel like you cannot resist temptation, go to Gethsemane and consider Christ who resisted temptation on our behalf. When your flesh wants to resist the cross, go to Gethsemane and give thanks that Jesus said, “Yes,” to God’s will, and let Him give you grace to deny yourself and take up your cross and follow Him.

When your heart aches over the horrors of sin and the havoc you see it wreaking around you (and at times within you), go to Gethsemane and worship the Savior who drank the full cup of God’s wrath so that you might never have to taste sin’s curse. And when you wonder if you can keep pressing into the pain and the battle, go to Gethsemane and let Christ’s victory give you courage to be faithful—all the way to the finish line.

Make it Personal

How can reflecting on what Jesus endured at Gethsemane help you with the pressure that you’re experiencing today?