I recently had the most amazing conversation with a friend and fellow Christian about how The Lord will give us the desires of our hearts. My friend shared with me how he was trusting The Lord to bless his spouse with a job in the field she had gone back to school for. He admitted to feelings of frustration after watching his wife apply for jobs in her field for years and getting turned down. There is a definite struggle between the flesh and the Spirit whenever we are faced with waiting on The Lord regarding an answer to our prayers.
I was reminded of the time that Jesus prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane. He brought three friends Peter, James and John along with him to pray. Jesus had walked a stones throw away and prayed. Matthew 26:39 Going a little father, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “my Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will. ” Jesus, being all-knowing, knew of His eminent crucifixion and in His humanity was wishing the cup of death would pass. But ultimately He wanted the will of His father to be done. Further along in Matthew 26:40-41 we read, “Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping”. “Couldn’t you men keep watch with me for one hour?” he asked Peter. “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”