No One Understands by Jason Ponzio
No One Understands
Hebrews 4:14-16 (NIV)
Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. 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. 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.
Have you ever felt that no one understands what you are going through? Has the thoughts of being all alone entered your mind more than once? Sometimes we forget that we are not really alone. There is someone who really does understand what we are going through and what we experience.
Jesus became fully human in order to experience life as we do. He was tempted just the same as we are. Jesus dealt with grief, loss of loved ones, and other sadness. He also felt joy and happiness. He shared intimate moments with His closest friends and disciples. The only thing Jesus didn’t experience was sin. Yet He paid the price of all sin. So He even knows the experience of suffering the consequences of sin.
The next time you feel alone or that no one understands just remember Jesus does. God sends people into our lives to be with us and to help us. Something you experience today may help you in helping someone else tomorrow. As we receive grace let us extend grace. You do not have to bear your burdens alone. That is your choice. Allow Christ to work in your life. Allow Him to use you to work in someone else’s life. We are not alone, not only do we have Christ but we have each other.
Jason is the author of http://www.sgly.blogspot.com/ and maintains a web site at http://www.sgly.org/ as a resource for Christian leaders.