JESUS UNDERSTANDS YOUR STRUGGLES
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.
meeting the new politician who is to represent your district or
neighborhood only to 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
you would prefer someone who truly understands your challenges to
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 to 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, you 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 you are going through and He
can sympathize with your weaknesses because 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 to be 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 you face that Jesus cannot
identify with. My friend, the moment you go through it, right there and
then, He feels it too. That is the kind of representative you have in
Jesus! That is the love of God so that you will draw near to His throne
of grace (not judgment) to find mercy and grace in time of need!
Thought For The Day:
There is no trial, difficulty, challenge or temptation that you face that Jesus cannot identify with.
‘Joseph Prince Devotional’