Jesus Lives

WEAKNESS

I am able to sympathize with your weaknesses, for I have been tempted in every way. Not only do I understand you perfectly with all your weakness, but I have infinite resources because I am both Man and God. When friends try to help you with your problems, their own flaws and sinfulness can get in the way. I, on the other hand, comprehend you from both a divine, all-knowing perspective and a sinless human viewpoint. During my thirty-three years on earth I experienced terrible temptations, and I had to endure everything without sinning—in order to be your Savior. If you ever doubt My Love for you, just look at all I suffered so that I could spend eternity with you!

When you are going through painful trials, it is tempting to blame Me because you know I have unlimited Power to intervene. However, I refrained from using that Power to save Myself from brutal torture and execution. Whenever I allow you to suffer, try to see it as My vote of confidence in you. It’s a way of affirming you as a member of My royal family: a co-heir with Me. Call upon Me when you are in the midst of trials, and I will be ever so near you—entering into your suffering. Remember that I allow you to share in My sufferings in order that you may also share in My Glory.

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet was without sin. 
~ Hebrews 4:15

For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls.
~ Hebrews 12:3

Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.
~ Romans 8:17

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