39 Going a little farther,[a] he fell facedown and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.” (Matthew 26:39 CSB)
Christ was at an impasse. He knew the will of the Father but he also feared as a human. Yet, he opened himself to God’s will and did not strive to make his own way out of the situation.
We may find ourselves in situations like this. Not nearly as critical for mankind, but clearly critical for ourselves.
Do we open ourselves to God’s will or do we try to find our own way forward? The human condition says that we must make our own way. God can catch up to us.
But God may need us to walk through the fire to refine what we are first. He may need us to subject our will to His will.
When at an impasse, we need to wait on God.