Jesus has walked in your shoes

For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Hebrews 4:15

When an individual in dealing with poverty, rejected by people or sick. Maybe they’ve asked before if God truly does understand what people are going through. Friends, Jesus was no stranger to emotional or physical pains, poverty or hardships.  
We know he was born in a crude manger in a stable housed by animals. From an early age, as a carpenter, He knew all about working hard with His hands, standing on his feet all day long and returning home with body aches.
 
The religious leaders of His day made life very difficult for Him. They challenged His authority (Matthew 21:23) and tested His teachings (Matthew 19:3). They also called Him a glutton, winebibber, friend of tax collectors and sinners (Matthew 11:19), and even a blasphemer
(Mark 2:7).  

They said He was demon possessed and mad (John 10:20), they put Him on the spot when they brought an adulterous woman to Him (John 8:2-11), and they attempted to stone Him (John 8:59, 10:31-39) and accused Him of perverting the nation (Luke 23:2).  

When we think about our troubles, we need to ask ourselves, “Have we been chased out of our home because of our Christian beliefs”? Jesus has and He understands what we are going through. He was chased out of His own hometown (Luke 4:29). Have you been rejected by someone you love? Jesus experienced the pain of being denied by a loved one (Luke 22:54-62) and betrayed by one considered close to Him (Luke 22:47-48). He also knows about the sickness you are suffering because He bore your sicknesses and pains on the cross (Isaiah 53:4).  
So without a doubt Jesus understands all that we are going through because being born fully Man, He was “in ALL points tempted as we are.” He endured His sufferings for our sakes, so that we can have His peace and the anointing to rise above the troubles we are facing. What a wonderful Savior we have who deprived Himself of so much so we could be abundantly blessed and provided for. Glory to God.  

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