Building Resilience in a Chaotic World

Series: Building Resilience in a Chaotic World

Building Resilience in a Chaotic World

March 31, 2024 | David McQueen

Passage: Matthew 26:36-39

Surrender to God imparts resilience (Matthew 26:36-39). We daily navigate the chaos and uncertainty of the world around us, leaving many hopeless, worried, and anxious. Jesus experienced a similar struggle, saying to some of His disciples in the Garden of Gethsemane that His soul was overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Despite this mental and emotional distress, Jesus still had the resilience and resolve to go to the cross. He had the hope necessary that enabled Him to face the grave. That hope and resilience came through His surrender to God. In His agony, Jesus modeled to us surrender by embracing God’s will over His own. When we embrace Easter as Jesus embraced Easter – giving up control and surrendering to God fully – God imparts resilience, strength, hope, peace, and joy to us.

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Building Resilience in a Chaotic World

Text: Matthew 26:36-39

Hope is the result of embracing Easter as   embraced Easter.

Resilience is strength in the midst of the   moments of life.

Jesus gets us. He felt to a degree we’ve never felt the effect of   on the lives of humans.

Yet Jesus had the resilience to go to the   He had the hope that enabled Him to face the grave.

  to God imparts resilience.

What if we lack   because we’ve approached faith wrong?

What if God doesn’t   for me, but I   for Him?

The   of the cross come to our lives only if we return to living the way we were originally designed to live.

We live   to God. (Mt.10:39)

Things are at times difficult...chaotic...uncertain...not the way I want it...out of my  

What do we do? We look to the cross and empty tomb, and we know just how   God is.

And we know this world is not the end. Jesus who came will come again, and He will   bringing His kingdom.

Until then, we live a life of ongoing   and God provides what we need when we need it.

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