“Then an angel appeared to Him from heaven, strengthening Him.” Like 22:43
During this time, Jesus was in agony over the decision to follow God’s will for his life. He asked his friends to pray for Him but they did not and fell asleep, furthering His anguish.
Mark 14:37, “Then He came and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, “Simon, are you sleeping? Could you not watch one hour?”
In the midst of his deepest despair, His friends failed Him, but God sent an angel to strengthen Him.
Sometimes we rely too much on our friends to help us through bad times. As we see here friends can let us down, but God will never let us down.
He wants to be our encouragement, He wants to be everything for us.
Father, help us always to ask You first for advice and encouragement, because you will never let us down. In the name of Jesus, we pray, amen.