No one knows our suffering better than the Son of God. Jesus, being blameless in every way, was birthed into this world just like you and me. He experienced everything of this world as a mere human, yet he never once fell into temptation’s trap. Jesus didn’t pursue perfection out of pride but rather obedience to his Father and belief in us.
For in bringing many sons and daughters to glory, it was entirely appropriate that God — for whom and through whom all things exist — should make the source of their salvation perfect through sufferings. For the one who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one Father. That is why Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers and sisters. Hebrews 2:10-11
Suffering is not foreign to God. He is familiar with the physical pressures and emotions deeply rooted in adversity. While life seems to have a natural course of action to bring upon suffering and pain, God uses it to His advantage.
You see, He used the sufferings of Jesus to bring us into perfect salvation. God sent His son to live on earth allowing us to receive the salvation we desperately needed.
Now since the children have flesh and blood in common, Jesus also shared in these, so that through his death he might destroy the one holding the power of death — that is, the devil — and free those who were held in slavery all their lives by the fear of death. Hebrews 2:14-15
Suffering will forever be a part of our lives for as long as we walk this earth, however, God destroyed ALL power the devil foolishly tries holding over us amidst seasons of hardship. Although you face pain, rest assured the enemy can no longer taunt you with sin’s deadly destruction. If you believe yourself to be a slave to fear, find relief in the promises of an all-mighty Father. It is because of His sacrifice and Jesus’ relentless love for you that you can live as a woman — whole and able to carry on in troubled times.
Therefore, he had to be like his brothers and sisters in every way, so that he could become a merciful and faithful high priest in the matters pertaining to God, to make atonement for the sins of the people. For since he himself has suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are tempted. Hebrews 2:17-18
Jesus walked the same soils of this place we call our temporary home. He lived among humanity to give his Father a sense of understanding — an understanding of our worldly grievances. He became one of us because he wanted to relate and connect with us on a much greater level.
Daughters, our Father cares for us in a way we could never fully understand and yet HE UNDERSTANDS. I’m sharing this with you because I believe He wants you to know He sees you. He sees you in those moments of hidden weakness on the floor, crying out in desperation. The Lord sees you carrying every weight of this world on your exhausted shoulders. He sees the pain within your broken heart in times of loss and confusion. He sees YOU.
Jesus provides comfort in his arms. I find it a relief to fall into the safety of someone who understands— and our savior understands. Let him overwhelm you with his gracious spirit of understanding and in those moments of suffering just remember, he’s been here before and he’s here with you now.
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