When you pray, do you take God’s desires into account? Consider how Jesus approached the Father in prayer (Luke 22:41-44). Notice the answer He received.
Though the Father did not remove the cup from Jesus, He did send an angel to strengthen Him for the difficult task ahead. Your cup will never be as difficult as the one Jesus had; however, there will be times when God will require you to drink the bitter cup to fulfill His plan for your life. As Jesus did, pay attention to what God provides for the challenge and keep earnestly praying for strength to do His will.
For study and reflection on going deeper with God through prayer, see the Prayer study guide..