Garden of Gethsemane – Despair
“I believe it is important to march beside Jesus into the depths of loneliness, despair and brokenness, to find freedom and redemption in His Light and Resurrection.”**
In the evening, I went into the garden to pray and speak with Abba.
As you know, the cup of suffering did not pass, but remained with me; “Thy will not mine be done.” Darkness and despair engulfed me.
When I tried to awaken my friends, they went back to sleep. I felt alone, “My soul was crushed with grief to the point of death.”
I saw lights in the distance. My heart began to race. I was terrified. My friends scattered like lost sheep.
There is a lot of despair in the world right now; people rushing here and there, “the time has come.”
“We all have to walk the journey with Jesus in order to be delivered and get set free from fear, anger, resentment, bitterness and un-forgiveness that finds its way into our hearts.”**
Every Wednesday, during Lent, I will post a new “Hidden Gems” message for the week. This will be an interactive experience for you, as followers of Rev. Patty’s Inspiration Station blog. I encourage you to leave comments about your “Hidden Gems” experiences.
Scripture passages will be highlighted in red.
Awakening the Inner Ticker of Life or other personal writings will be highlighted in green.
**Deliver Me, O’ Lord, Rev. Patricia Zorn
Book of Matthew, Chap. 26