In the Garden

June 20, 2018

Then He said to them, “My soul is very sorrowful, even to death; remain here, and watch with Me. And going a little farther He fell on His face and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will but as You will. Matthew 26:38-39

He knows the garden where sorrow lives and friends fail.

The place where God is searched for bent and broken.

Alone, afraid.

A place of surrender.

The night envelops warm, jasmine scents the air.

Burdened heart seeks solace, “Stay with Me”.

He falls on His face, desperate for God.

“Please not this – isn’t there another way?”

He’s in the garden – the garden we know.

Desperate for a sign.

“Please heal me.”

“Restore my marriage.”

“Save my house.”

“Let there be another way.”

He experienced the place where heavy vines of sorrow grow.

He knows the desperation.

Death and resurrection.

And I will bring My people Israel back from exile. They will rebuild the ruined cities and live in them. They will plant vineyards and drink their wine; they will make gardens and eat their fruit. Amos 9:14
Christ redeemed our garden fall.

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Faith rises.

Love lifts sorrow, catches every tear.

Hope holds.

There’s nothing He can’t redeem, renew.

He makes all things new.

He upholds with His righteous right Hand.

The Lord, my God fights for me, I need only to be still.

He promises to wipe every tear, turn sorrow to dancing.

Water to wine.

Bind the brokenhearted.

Comfort all who mourn.

Grief transformed.

The night drags long but morning always comes.

A garment of praise.

Beauty for ashes.

I need not fear, the Lord is with me.

He never leaves or forsakes me.

In the dark of the garden He is there.

More about Liz

I'm a free spirit. I hate rules and legalism. I love art and nature, music, the beach and dogs. I like to garden, take pictures and read. I tend to speak my mind and have a rip-the-band-aid -off approach to life. (Brace yourself, this might hurt.)

6 Comments
    1. To my dear sister in Christ, I’m letting you know that I needed a good 😭 …. the Lord enters into my suffering as I enter into His. I needed this … I need Him more than ever. ♥️

      1. Hi Helen…your words mean so much to me – thank you for taking the time to share. Saying a prayer for you now sweet sister. ❤️

    1. Thank you Thank you my sweet friend! You wrote this for me! I really needed this reminder of Hope.Your words are so beautiful and encouraging !I know God doesnt need me to have a mountain of Hope.He just needs a seed to grow it into something to sustain me in good times and in the devastating times (like June month).My battle may seem to have no victory in sight but all Hope is not lost. Your encouraging words filled me with God of Hope.Through Christ I know I can have a confident expectation that far exceeds any worldly hope.Love you!! xoxo

      1. You are the best! Your words made my day. Thank you for blessing me and for making my day. ❤️

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