JESUS UNDERSTANDS

‘[JESUS] HAS BEEN TEMPTED IN ALL THINGS AS WE ARE’ (HEBREWS 4:15).
Well-intentioned friends sometimes say, ‘I know how you feel.’ but deep down we think, ‘no, you really dont.’ But Jesus does! He was ‘tempted in all things as we are,’ so He can interpret and present our feelings to God, Jesus acts as your lawyer and says, ‘Father, I know what this person is feeling. I know what it’s like to be under pressure to sin. I stand with this child of yours who needs your help.’
You say, ‘But Jesus was without sin, so can He really feel my sin the way I feel it?’ Yes He can. Infact, because of His purity He actually feels the pain of sin even more. Perhaps an illustration will help. In our every day world we live with germs all around us, and even on us. Any contamination from germ is a real threat that demands the attention of the entire staff. So Jesus’ separateness from , and sensivity to sin , actually increases His ability to sympathise with us. Bottom line: Jesus understands what you’re strugling with!

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