“This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for He faced all of the same testings we do, yet He did not sin. So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive His mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.” - Hebrews 4:15-16 NLT
Jesus knows our pain. He went through sufferings like us. He said, “The Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and He must be killed and on the third day be raised to life.” (Luke 9:22)
Consider this: Jesus was betrayed by a disciple He loved and forcefully arrested. He was falsely accused by the lies of the religious leaders. Tried by a governor who listened to the people rather than the truth, He was unfairly sentenced to death. His disciples deserted Him. He was slapped, mocked, whipped, made to carry a heavy cross and paraded down the streets like a criminal. Yet He uttered not a word of complaint or curse. Finally soldiers nailed Him to the cross where He hung for about 6 hours. When He was on the cross, a convicted criminal taunted Him. The soldiers laughed at Him. Then He died.
Jesus understands you when you go through suffering. Whether it is emotional, mental or physical pain, He knows it all. You can approach Him and experience His love and grace during the worst times.
Best of all, you will receive HELP to go through the rough patch. Jesus promised, “Because I live, you also will live.” (John 14:19) You serve a RISEN Savior who has CONQUERED DEATH!
Good Friday & Easter proves that you can LIVE VICTORIOUSLY in every season of life.
- Bob Lum