“He Knows And Understands”
By Zach Wood
Hebrews 4:15 NIV
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin.
I imagine that at some point in your life, you’ve told someone “I know exactly what you’re going through.” Maybe you’ve told many people that throughout the years of your life? Perhaps you have heard many people say that to you? You know they mean well and are concerned, but often we wonder if they really know just exactly how we feel. While it’s great in life to do our best to relate to people, we really don’t exactly know how someone feels, even if we’ve been in the same situation. We can’t truly know just exactly 100% how someone else feels. Maybe close, but not completely.
When we get into discouraging times of life, it is a great comfort to know others are there to share with us in our pain, even if they don’t know exactly how we feel or what we’re going through. It gives us a great relief to know someone can relate to us. However, no matter how much others are able to relate, there is no one who can relate more than Jesus Himself. In the times that you are all alone by yourself and your friends and family are not around, He is the One Who understands and sympathizes completely with what you’re going through.
It is such a comfort to know that no matter what we deal with or what pain we experience, every time we come to Jesus, He can give us comfort like no one else can. He has experienced every situation of temptation, yet He never fell to it. He is our High Priest, the One Who gave His life to save ours. You think if someone would give up His life for ours that He would know what we go through?
Have you gone to Him lately for your ultimate comfort? Do you go to Him more than you go to your friends and family? It’s wonderful to get comfort and support from friends and family, but we can’t rely on them to give what only God can give. There are times when God just wants us to come to Him and bask in His presence and comfort instead of always running to family and friends. We need to be alone with Him and know that He always knows and understands our pain. As much as others are able to relate to us, only Jesus truly knows how we feel and what we’re experiencing.