Before going to the cross, Jesus prayed that His cup of suffering would pass from Him, yet that the Father’s will be done (Matt. 26:39). Although Jesus experienced great sorrow in going to the cross, doing the Father’s will brought Him joy in the end. Not only did Jesus’ sacrifice result in Salvation for mankind, but He was resurrected from the dead and sat at the right hand of the Father in Heaven.
Sometimes in doing God’s will, we may experience a temporary feeling of pain or discomfort, but if we will press through and continue obeying God, it will turn out for our joy in the end. During those challenging times, we can cling to Jesus by praying and holding on to what scripture promises. God is always there to help us through it.
Hebrews 12:2 KJV
Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.