“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.” – Hebrews 4:16
It’s easy to think when you’re going through a difficult time that no one understands what you’re dealing with. The feeling of isolation creeps in, making you believe that you have to work through this tough season on your own.
But as followers of Christ, we don’t have to feel this way. There is promise after promise in Scripture that reminds us that Jesus is not only with us through hard times, but He can empathize with what we’re feeling.
Hebrews 4:14-16 says, “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.”
What an amazing and comforting promise this is! The author of Hebrews is reassuring you that no matter what you’re dealing with – pain, agony, disappointment, depression, anxiousness, heartbreak – Jesus understands exactly how you feel. He understands because He felt all of these things while He was on this earth. He was hurt, betrayed, and disappointed by so many people, including some of His closest friends.
So, whatever you’re dealing with today, whatever you’re trying to wrestle with on your own, I pray that you realize you don’t have to walk through this difficult season in isolation. Jesus died a horrible, brutal death so He could have a relationship with you, so you could experience His unconditional love, and so He could walk with you through all the highs and lows of life. Turn to Him today. Seek comfort in His presence, and rest in the fact that He understands exactly what you’re feeling and what you need to keep persevering.