‘He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee along with him, and he began to be sorrowful and troubled. 38 Then he said to them, “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.” 39 Going a little farther, 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 felt alone with His sorrow and trouble. We know from the larger context of this scripture that His disciples could not stay awake to pray for Him. You may feel alone too, like no one understands how much you need support and prayer.
It may feel like your friends and those closest to you are like the disciples…they just don’t get it. The disciples didn’t get it and probably your friends don’t fully get how terrifying it is that your child is ill. Also how difficult it is to re-feed your child and how much pain it is causing your whole family.
Remember Jesus does get it. He went through suffering unto death and He turned to His Father even though He didn’t get the answer He hoped for…to not have to drink the cup of suffering unto death. And He submitted His will to His Father’s.
So must we all; no matter our circumstances. It’s okay to ask God to remove your child’s suffering and then whatever His answer, give your child and your family totally into the hands of your Father.
He is trustworthy and good. He will be there when everyone else is going on with their lives. His Word says He will never leave you or forsake you.