April 2, 2017
Hebrews 2: 17-18
Do you sometimes wonder if anyone really understands you? There are people that are complicated and hard to understand. You and I may be one of those people. If we look hard enough we may find reasons why things are as they are. The Scripture today teaches us that the Lord can perfectly relate to us and the challenges of life. Maybe if we can begin to understand people we can discover ways to comfort them in their times of need.
Jesus looks upon us with compassion and tenderness. He is gentle in spirit and seeks to understand us wherever we are and through whatever we are facing. Jesus knows exactly how you feel, even at this very moment. The struggles you face are not foreign to Him in the least. Actually, they are very personal. Rejection, betrayal, loss, grief, physical pain, emotional stress, and countless other challenges, He experienced them all. In addition, when you face them, He feels compassion for you and understands exactly what you are going through.
Does it help you to know that somebody cares for you?
Does it help when somebody understands what you are going through?
Indeed, Gethsemane proves your Savior understands what it is like to be in so much agony that all you can do is weep and pray. Remember, He knew what anguish awaited Him on the cross. And as He wrestled with the task before Him, He went not once or twice but three times to the Father for comfort, strength, and wisdom. Jesus prayed if there be any way let this cup pass from me, but not my will but thy will be done, oh Lord. The Word says, “Because He himself suffered when He was tempted, He is able to help those who are being tempted.” (v 18)
God knows where you are and what you need.
Do you feel that your challenges are impossible?
You need to call on Jesus!
Jesus wants to take you by the hand and lead you through the challenges in your life. The Word says, “For this reason He had to be made like His brothers in every way, in order that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that He might make atonement for the sins of the people.” (v17) Jesus understands how deep your feelings go and exactly what you need to survive the trials you face. In fact, He suffered just so He could fully comprehend your pain. So hold on to the fact that He is with you, cares about you, and can minister to your hurting heart. Seek Him, find Him, and go to Him as often as you need for he is faithful. In His presence, accept His guidance and comfort for your life