“My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; yet not as I will, but as You will” (Matthew 26:29).
Are you shocked to learn from the experience of Jesus that prayer doesn’t make all things possible. Jesus was praying for a change of circumstances; that his Father’s redemptive plan might be realized another way. What we learn from both our Lord and life is that, with or without prayer, present circumstances are always going to change; the present becomes past as you move each day into the future. After agonizing in prayer, what Jesus experienced was a renewed resolve to see the will of his Father accomplished (“Get up, let us be going….v.46). Prayer brings with it a nearness to the Father that better steel’s us for the pain that this life often brings as the purposes of God are unfolded and accomplished.