Jesus was working through many persecutions and difficulties. They were huge and hard, but it was important that he went through. Trials can be very bitter to face, but we cannot allow ourselves to take on a bitter attitude. We must work through it all, or else the bitterness of the trial can become a bitter part of us.We must work through it by the grace of God to stay sweet in our soul.
Jesus had to work through hard trials, and even learn from them. Yes, even though he was the son of God, he still had to learn.
Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared; Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered; And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him; Hebrews 5:7-9
It is humbling when you know there is something difficult ahead, but yet you still surrender to the will of God. Jesus had to face death, which was very debasing, because he had to relinquish all control. We need to be able to be in a position that we can unconditionally trust God all the way through. The enemy fights especially hard at our time of death. By faith, if we have learned to stay submitted, we will be able to work through death also.
For people who are not ready to face eternity, it is horrible to give up life and their soul, knowing they are not ready. Many people hardened themselves against God’s correction so much so, that they come to death’s door falsely believing they are okay and prepared to enter heaven.
Jesus obediently relinquished full control over his body. He obediently humbled himself completely, took our sins on himself, and died alone that we might be saved from sin. Jesus was already obedient, but he learned an even greater depth of love and obedience by the things he willingly suffered. When we are in the midst of the trial, we also need to lay hold on the mindset of love, obedience, and have faith to believe that God will take us through. Then we must continue to work through the opposition, and not attempt to avoid it.