The Compassion of Jesus

And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not.
Luke 7:13

Friends are you aware that there is no trial, difficulty or challenge we face today that our Lord Jesus cannot identify with. When we experience a trial, because He “was in all points tempted as we are” (Hebrews 4:15), He feels it too and is able to sympathize with our weaknesses.  

Jesus’ compassion for you today is the same compassion He felt for the widow at Nain when He saw the dead body of her only son being carried out of the city gate to be buried (Luke 7:11-15). It had to be hard for her to experience the death of her only son after having already experienced the death of her husband. What a terrible thought to be left all alone in the world with no means of support. When Jesus saw her, He was moved with compassion and said to her, “Do not weep.”

You know, for such tragedy to happen to this lady, some non-Word minded Christians might say to her that there must be some great sin in her life that’s brought on a curse of some kind to cause all this sadness.  

But isn’t it beautiful that Jesus did not extend more confusion or condemnation toward her? He only extended His compassion to her, telling her, “Don’t weep.” This same Jesus will also come to you when you are most distraught and say, “Don’t cry.”

And here’s a blessed thought. Jesus' sympathy does not stop at “Oh, you poor thing. I am so sorry about what has happened to you.” No, His sympathy will move Him to give you the miracle you need in your life. That is why He raised the widow’s son back to life.  

Friends, you can rest in the truth that He who is seated at the Father’s right hand today understands what you are going through and sympathizes with your weaknesses. The compassion of Jesus toward you causes Him to breathe life into your dead situation and turn it around for your good. Begin to expect the answer and the blessing to drive out and overshadow the difficulty you're in. Great and wonderful things are headed your way. Praise God.

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