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Jesus In The Garden Of Gethsemane Sweating Blood

Jesus In The Garden Of Gethsemane Sweating Blood

Jesus’ humanity was so great that He suffered with us in every way. When Jesus encountered the greatest of trials, He was able to share His pain with us. Jesus knew about the difficulties and challenges we face, so He wants to help us through them.

Jesus’ Troubled Mind

The New Testament tells us that Jesus was troubled in the garden. He was in agony, distress and pain. He was troubled and in trouble. If you were to ask most people what these words mean, they would likely reply that it means he felt bad or sad about something. But this is not what the Bible says at all!

Jesus wasn’t feeling bad; he was literally being attacked by Satan himself! The word “troubled” here comes from a Greek word meaning “to be seized”, which is the same root as our English word typhoon – a violent storm system with winds of over 100 miles per hour (160 km/h). So when we read that Jesus was “troubled” by Satan’s attacks, we should understand this as meaning that he got caught up in some serious weather!

Is there ever a time that you feel like everything is just too hard? Perhaps going through a major trial or feeling like your life is out of control. There are times when you want to quit, but you can’t. This is what it was like for Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane.

Have you ever felt the way that Jesus did in Gethsemane? What do you think it was like for him, sweating blood and struggling through temptation? Is there ever a time where you feel as if everything is just too much, or that your life is spinning out of control. Perhaps going through a major trial or feeling like your life is out of control. There are times when we want to quit, but we can’t. This could have been what it was like for Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane on the eve before his crucifixion.

The Agony

  • Jesus was in deep distress.
  • Jesus was in agony.
  • Jesus was in agony for three hours.
  • Jesus was in agony for three hours in the garden of Gethsemane praying to God that the cup might pass from Him (Matthew 26:39).
  • The Lord sweat great drops of blood falling down to the ground (Luke 22:44)!

The three hours that Jesus spent in the garden of Gethsemane praying, anticipating His impending crucifixion, He was in agony. When have you felt this kind of agony?

The three hours that Jesus spent in the garden of Gethsemane praying, anticipating His impending crucifixion, He was in agony. When have you felt this kind of agony?

I think we all have at some point. The first time I remember feeling this kind of agony was when I found out that my favorite high school teacher from New Jersey had died from cancer. We were both freshmen in college and he came back to visit our campus for a workshop one day—a very popular workshop for which many students signed up.. After the workshop ended for the day, he went back to his hotel room and died there. Because we were so close to our beloved teacher (and because we didn’t want to leave his body unattended), our class stayed with him until after midnight on Saturday night/Sunday morning until someone took over for us and allowed us all to go home. It’s one thing when someone dies—it’s another thing entirely when it happens unexpectedly like that!

The Blood and Perspiration

When Jesus was in the garden of Gethsemane, sweating drops of blood, he was experiencing a form of extreme stress.

That is when sweat glands under your skin become overactive. They produce too much sweat and you start to perspire profusely. This condition is called hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating. It can be embarrassing and debilitating for sufferers as they may feel like they’re constantly dripping with sweat all the time and are unable to control it. They may also feel anxious about their body odor caused by this condition as well as being self-conscious about how others perceive them due to it.

As Jesus agonized in the garden He sweat drops of blood. When have you been so stressed that you sweated blood?

Have you ever been in such great pain that it is all you can think about?

Have you ever been in such great agony that it is all you can think about?

Have you ever been so stressed, distressed, or tormented that it is all you can think about?

If your answer to any of these questions was yes, then I have good news for you! You know what Jesus felt as He agonized in the garden.

Pray about your trials and seek God for help.

Consider these things:

  • Prayer is important. Pray about your trials, seek God for help and do not be afraid.
  • God is always there for you, even when you feel like He has abandoned you or forsaken you. He will never leave or forsake you! He wants to help, but we must ask Him for His strength in order to go through our trials without being overcome by them.
  • Jesus went through so much suffering (Matthew 26:36-45). He was beaten mercilessly before he was crucified on the cross; yet he endured all of this patiently because he knew that it would eventually lead him back into heaven where he could see his father again (John 16:16 – 17). Even while Jesus suffered physically, we know that his heart was peaceful because he trusted in God completely (Philippians 4:6 – 8).

The agony of Christ was a true test of His humanity. You should not be ashamed to have gone through trials in your life because Jesus has been there before you. He understands and wants to help you through this difficult time.

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