He DOES Understand!

“For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.” Hebrews 4.15

For those times in my life when I need to be reminded that God understands my situation and knows how to help me, this verse comes to mind. Jesus is our high priest. He knows how we feel because He took the form of man – lived in a frail human body. He knew hunger, thirst, and tiredness and every other frailty of our bodies –  just like we do. So when we begin to think that God could not possibly know how bad things are in our lives, we forget what this verse says. Try to grasp this phraseL “but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin”, When we think of the temptation of Jesus in the wilderness in Matthew 4, Satan appealed to the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life. These are the exact areas of our lives that Satan appeals to us today. If he is not afraid to temp Jesus, he certainly isn’t afraid to tempt us in the same way.
The comfort I find here is that God DOES understand my every need. You and I need to embrace the truth that God looks on us with compassion and love. He always has our best interests at heart – even when it doesn’t seem like it. The next time you are faced with an “infirmity” that you think God couldn’t possibly understand, just remember that Jesus was “in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin” and embrace His care and His love. Just my thoughts …


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