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  Really Helpless!
On the way to Gethsemane“I can of mine own self do nothing.” John 5:30.

The Saviour, during His ministry, often spent whole nights in earnest prayer to His Father. It was by so doing that He obtained strength and wisdom to sustain Him in His work, and keep Him from falling under the temptations of Satan.

After eating the Passover supper with vis disciples, Jesus went with them to the garden of Gethsemane, where He often went to pray. As they walked, the Master conversed with them, and instructed them; but as they neared the garden, He became strangely silent.

All His life, Christ had lived in the presence of His Father. The Spirit of God had been His constant guide and support. He always gave God the glory for His works on earth, and said, “I can of mine own self do nothing.” John 5:30.

We can do nothing of ourselves. It is only by relying on Jesus for all our strength that we can overcome, and do His will on earth. We must have the same simple, childlike trust in Him that He had in His Father. Jesus said, “For without Me ye can do nothing.” John 15:5.

The terrible night of agony for the Saviour began as they neared the garden. It seemed that the presence of God which had been His support was no longer with Him. He was beginning to feel what it was to be shut out from His Father.

Christ must bear the sins of the world. As they were now laid upon Him, they seemed more than He could endure. The guilt of sin was so terrible, He was tempted to fear that God would no longer love Him.

As the awful displeasure of the Father against evil was felt, the words were forced from Him, “My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death.” Matthew 26:38. In His sorrow and suffering He turned to His disciples for comfort and support.