There's a reaction to circumstances that can be weighty and intense and emotionally uncomfortable and still not be sinful. It's possible for us to experience dark moments or anticipate impending dark moments, be disturbed or massively rattled by them, and yet still not sin.
There are moments in life that are going to overwhelm us. We're not always going to be able to react to circumstances without strain or emotional sabotage.
In the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus anticipated the weight of the wrath of God poured out on him on the cross. All of our sins were placed on the sinless Savior and all of God's wrath was violently poured out on Jesus.
Jesus prayed that the cup of God's wrath would be removed. Jesus was rattled in his human state. He knew what was awaiting him. He knew every detail. He understood the unprecedented pain. The crown of thorns. The nails. The mocking and scourging. The momentary disconnect with the Father.
Jesus' reaction was so visceral that blood vessels around his sweat glands constricted and as the stress passed through the blood vessels ruptured and blood streamed down his face.
Jesus experienced a really dark moment.
However, Jesus' stress didn't last forever. Neither did his anxiety distract him from fulfilling the will of God. He moved forward. Jesus bled and died for you and for me.
Are you stressed? Are you anxious? It doesn't have to mean that you're being sinful. It might just mean that you're being stretched.
Just don't let it distract you from moving forward. Trust the Lord. His will is perfect.
You Are Loved!