We all go through struggles in this life. A lot of the time, it’s very tempting to look at others around us and think they can’t possibly know what we’re going through.

You might think your boss, your best friend, or your next door neighbor has never been through a trial like yours, that they’ve got it all together and never have a worry or a care.

You’d likely be wrong, of course, since even the Bible tells us that in this world we WILL have troubles.

Aside from that, though, you can always be assured that there is One who does feel your pain.

“Now that we know what we have—Jesus, this great High Priest with ready access to God—let’s not let it slip through our fingers. We don’t have a priest who is out of touch with our reality. He’s been through weakness and testing, experienced it all—all but the sin. So let’s walk right up to him and get what he is so ready to give. Take the mercy, accept the help.” (Hebrews 4:14-16)

It’s hard to accept help from someone we feel is unsympathetic – but Jesus never is. We can rest on this promise that He’s actively concerned for us and the pain we’re experiencing.

Even when you think “Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen,” you can remember that someone – the One who really counts – has.

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