Then he walked a short distance away, and overcome with grief, he threw himself facedown on the ground and prayed, “My Father, if there is any way you can deliver me from this suffering, please take it from me. Yet what I want is not important, for I only desire to fulfill your plan for me.” Then an angel from heaven appeared to strengthen him. Matthew 26:39:TPT
There have been a few times in my life where I lay on the floor, overcome with grief, crying out to God for help. It’s not the most comfortable place to be, the floor, but there are times when getting to the lowest place on your face is the only place to be.
You’ve probably experienced those times as well, where you’ve sought the lowest place in the house, far away from everyone and everything, just to cry out in your time of uncertainty, doubt, anger or despair. It’s ok. I just want you to know that. You’ve come to the right place.
That evening, they came and took Jesus. They beat Him beyond recognition, made Him carry His own cross up a hill where they lifted Him up and crucified Him. But that’s not the end of the story. He was raised from the dead and is seated in the Highest place of honor, next to the Father. Philippians 2:9 says, “Because of that obedience, God exalted him and multiplied his greatness! He has now been given the greatest of all names!”
You see, God never leaves you in your low place. You may have to go through some stuff you’re not looking forward to, but remember this, regardless of how low your low is, the Spirit of the Living & Loving God is right there with you. He’s strengthening you for what lies ahead. He has plans for you and purposes beyond your comprehension.
My friend, your low place is about to become your high place. In your weakness, let Him be your strength. The word submission means to support a mission or plan, so submit to His plan. He knows exactly what needs to be done so that Jesus’ name may be lifted high in the earth. He won’t leave you where you are. In fact the Bible says God already sees you seated in heavenly places, far above principalities and powers and spiritual wickedness.
Jesus, You said, “If I be lifted up, I will draw all men to me.” You did just that. For those who look to You are drawn to You. Thank You for the price You paid for me. I submit and surrender my will, my wants and desires over to You. I know that the work You began in me, You are faithful to complete it. It’s in Your name I pray, Amen.