Dr. Charles Stanley
November 5, 2016
"The cup which the Father has given Me, shall I not drink it?"
Admit it-the reason certain situations bother you so deeply is
because you feel out of control. Life hasn't turned out the way you
planned and you're desperate to regain your influence.
Perhaps this was the problem for Peter. After all, how could a
man brave enough to fight for Jesus in Gethsemane (John 18:10-11)
suddenly become so fearful that he denied the Savior three times
(v v. 25-27)? Could it be because his plans had fallen apart and he
felt out of control? He could handle fighting Rome with swords.
But he didn't comprehend the far greater victory Jesus' resurrection
would have over sin. Had Peter understood Jesus' true purpose,
certainly he wouldn't have been so fearful.
Like Peter, you may want God's Will but are unsure about how
He is accomplishing it-and you prefer to manage life according to
your terms. But, friend, it just doesn't work that way. So let go of
your fear and allow the Savior to work. He has a better plan than
you can imagine. Accept that He's in control, and rest in the knowledge
that He's always victorious.
Jesus, Your ways are far wiser than mine.
I will trust Your purposes, amen.