COMFORT FROM GETHSEMANE – CHARLES F. STANLEY

“It was necessary for him to be made in every respect like us, his brothers and sisters, so that he could be our merciful and faithful High Priest before God.” – Hebrews 2:17 NLT

Jesus knows exactly how you feel—even at this very moment. The struggles you face are not foreign to Him in the least. Actually, they are very personal. Rejection, betrayal, loss, grief, physical pain—He’s experienced them all. And when you face them, He feels compassion for you (Matthew 9:36).

Indeed, Gethsemane proves your Savior understands what it’s like to be in so much agony that all you can do is weep and pray. Remember, He knew what anguish awaited Him on the cross. And as He wrestled with the task before Him, He went no once or twice but three times to the Father for comfort, strength, and wisdom.

Jesus understands how deep your feeling go and exactly what you need to survive the trials you face. In fact, He suffered just so He could fully comprehend your pain. So hold on to the fact that He’s with you, cares about you, and can minister to your hurting heart. And go to Him as often as you need.