Saturday, January 19, 2013

Jesus Understands Your Struggles

Hebrews 4:15 - For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.

Imagine meeting the new politician who is 2 represent your district or neighborhood only 2 discover that he is not familiar with your neighborhood’s needs and problems. You will wonder, “Can this guy really represent us? Does he know anything about our living conditions? Is he familiar with the various challenges that families here are facing? Can he help me get my child into one of the schools here?” I am sure that u would prefer someone who truly understands your challenges 2 represent u!

In the same way, I am so glad that right now at the Father’s right hand, we have someone who came as a Man 2 redeem us, and who fully understands what man goes through. When Jesus walked on earth, He went through every human emotion so that He could identify with us in all points. Jesus is God, but He is in the Father’s presence as a Man, representing us.

My friend, u may feel that no one understands your struggles. Listen, while this may be true of man, it is not true of Jesus. He knows exactly what u are going through and He can sympathize with your weaknesses bcoz He was “in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin”.

None of us have been tempted in all points. But God allowed Jesus 2b tempted in all points so that He can understand and identify with the struggles of every single person on this earth. He can be touched by our humanity — our weaknesses, tears, disappointments, griefs... all points!

There is no trial, difficulty, challenge or temptation that u face that Jesus cannot identify with. My friend, the moment u go through it, right there and then, He feels it too. That is the kind of representative u have in Jesus! That is the love of God so that u will draw near 2 His throne of grace (not judgment) 2 find mercy and grace in time of need! (Hebrews 4:15–16)

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