Wednesday, February 17, 2016



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. Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

Hebrews 4:15-16

Jesus knows us, and he knows what we face — the limitations of being human; the stresses, strains, and sorrows of daily life; the temptations; the pain. Leaving the glories of heaven, Jesus stooped to become one of us. Although he was fully God, he became fully man. Then, limited to a physical body in time and space, he struggled, suffered, and was tempted. He knows what it means to be human.

This doesn’t mean Jesus overlooks our disobedience, excuses, and mistakes. We still need to turn away from sin and turn toward him. But it does mean he feels our pain and understands what we are experiencing.

Now Jesus sits at the Father’s right hand as our Savior, friend, brother, and mediator.

Because of who Jesus is, what he has done for us, and where he is, we can come boldly into the throne room through prayer, confessing our sin, admitting our needs, and asking for help. This is like a small boy walking into his father’s office. Dad drops everything to focus on his son.

As a result of Jesus’ life and death, you can talk to God at any time, confident that your loving high priest will listen and will give you mercy and grace. Talk to the one who understands you fully.
Jesus knows what you’re going through. ♦


You know me perfectly, Lord …

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