The Holy Spirit is always so faithful in comforting my soul when I am struggling against unchecked thoughts that rear their ugly heads from time to time. He reminds me to look upward to my heavenly Father and faithfully gives these two words to quiet my mind; “He Knows.”
He knows what it feels like to be alone (Luke 4:2).
He knows what it feels to be unwanted (1 Peter 2:4).
He knows what it feels like to be forsaken (Psalm 22:11) (Mark 14:50).
He knows what it feels like to be rejected and dispised (Isaiah 53:3).
He knows what it feels like to be misunderstood (Luke 2:50).
He knows what it feels like to be tempted (Luke 4:2).
He knows what it feels like to be hungry and thirsty (Matt. 4:2, John 19:28).
He knows what it feels like to be broken (Luke 23:33).
He knows what it feels like to be betrayed (Luke 22:47-48).
He knows what it feels like when people closest to you go away (Mark 14:50).
He knows what it feels like to endure physical pain (Matt. 26-50).
He knows what it’s like to have others try to hurt you (Matt. 12:14).
He knows what it feels like to be poor (Matt. 8:20).
In all my struggles and sorrows my comfort is in knowing Jesus, our sympathizing High Priest, understands and feels for me when I am at my lowest.
He is our only true source of comfort because He is the God of all comfort. (2 Corinthians 1:3).
He sympathizes with us because He endured the same things we endure yet even more fully than we can ever know. He loves us so much he endured coming to earth, suffering and dying for our sins so we could be reconciled to full fellowship with God. To know He would have to face what He endured and then intentionally go through with it out of love for us is mindblowing. He manifested His love by giving us Himself and taking on the full penalty for our sins willingly. The grace He bestowed on us is undeserved yet given out of the deepest, widest, truest love we can’t even begin to wrap our minds around.
Has anyone ever loved you so much that they allowed themself to be killed in your place?
Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforter us in our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort then which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewithal ourselves are comforted of God.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4
What Jesus did for you when he lived here on earth and continues to do for you in innumerable ways every day, no one else can ever do for you. He alone understands, cares, loves, feels, and sympathizes with your every woe.
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