[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t really means a lot to me when I can talk with someone who truly understands how I feel because they’ve “been there” before. I always appreciate sympathy and a listening ear, but talking through something with a person whose own experience has led them down a similar path gives me an extra sense of peace and hope. And often, I glean wisdom, too.
That’s one of the things I love most about my Saviour. See, I am a feeler and I usually process things emotionally first. Only after I’ve been honest about my feelings and figured out what to do with them, can I look at things logically. So it is such a comfort to know that I have a Messiah who has walked this earthly road and dealt with myriad situations and emotions of His own.
“For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.” – Hebrews 4:15
Lost a loved one? Jesus went through that. (John 11:1-36)
Been abandoned by your friends? Jesus has been there . (Mark 14:50)
Had someone close to you stab you in the back? Yeah, Jesus knows what that’s like. (Matthew 26:47-50)
Felt like God has left you alone? Jesus knew that feeling, too. (Matthew 27:46)
Isn’t it good to know that when we bring our messy situations to our Father in prayer, we are praying in the name of One Who knows what it’s like to be on this planet, doing this life thing, with all the heartache that can bring?
We can be encouraged because our Saviour understands what we go through and how we feel when we face difficulties. Not only that, but we can draw our strength from Him knowing that He was able to endure like situations with humility, obedience, and love.
We are not alone in the trials and circumstances of life. Jesus walks along with us and helps us do what we can do only in His power. I hope today that you will be especially aware of His presence!
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