“Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heaven’s, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin. Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” (Heb. 4:14-16 NASB)
Many times this passage is taught in reference to sin, but in context, the author of Hebrews is assuring us that we do not have a Savior who is unsympathetic to our deeper moments of pain. He suffered and celebrated the full range of human emotions. With this understanding, He invites us to step into His presence, where mercy and grace await to help us in our times of need. (Pg. 85)
His Grieving With You Means You Are Seen (Pg. 86)
When grieving it is easy to feel alone and invisible. But with Jesus you are never left to grieve on your own. He is always there for you, grieving right along side you.
There is a verse in the Bible that says “Jesus wept” (John 11:35) This is when Jesus was with Mary and Martha after Lazarus died. He cried seeing Mary and Martha in pain, as well as grieving His friend Lazarus. Jesus now that Lazarus was in heaven and that He was going to wake him from his sleep. But He still grieved. He still felt the pain that the death of a family or friend brings. He understands our hurt.
We may feel invisible to others trying to get their attention. But we don’t need to work to try and gain God’s attention He is already there waiting for us to comfort us. We just have to go to Him.
(The Mended Heart by Suzanne Eller. Chapter 4 Pages 85-86 underlined.)
~I hope this was encouraging to y’all as much as it was to me~
The promised picture of my Dad’s walking stick when finished. It had beads but they made to much noise when he walked. So Mama took them off.