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Day Three: Jesus understands our pain

Hebrews 2 9 But we see him who for a little while was made lower than the angels, namely Jesus, crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.

When we’re struggling to make sense of a circumstance or a trial, often it’s helpful to attend a group for others who have experienced similar things. We do this because there is something healing and freeing about being in the presence of people who are walking the same road we are–who are experiencing the same season. When I was going through my divorce I attended a group for those who have been through this devastating circumstance. I learned that my reactions were normal, that there was hope to be found in the future, and that I was not alone. 

While it’s a wonderful thing to have other people to do life with, do you ever stop to think about how Jesus can relate to the pain you’re feeling? Sometimes it’s easy to remember that Jesus is God, but we can forget that He was also fully human. With that human side of Jesus came human emotions and feelings, which means Jesus experienced the pain we do. He wept at the death of a friend, he was betrayed by someone close to him, he was tortured and died on the cross. 

When we need help embracing our season, we can cry out to him and he is compassionate with us. He knows what it’s like to feel the way we do. We can lean on Him to help us get through what feels impossible, knowing that not only is He our perfect and holy Savior, but He has also personally experienced the pain and sorrow that we experience. More than that, He went to the cross and experienced all the suffering meant for us, so that we don’t ever have to. This is a Savior who knows what it’s like to experience painful seasons. We can lean on Him no matter what we face. 

You may be wondering, but what happens if this season doesn’t end? What if my circumstances stay the same? Well, we know that while God has a plan for each of His children, we have no guarantee about how things will work out on this side of eternity. However, we know that even if circumstances don’t change, God has promised us an eternity in heaven with Him. Everything we go through in this life is nothing compared to what we will experience in an eternity with God. 

Are you hurting today? Call out to Jesus, our Savior who understands our pain. 

Question: In what ways can you rely on Jesus more in this season? 

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