2024 Abide Fast Daily Devotionals

January 15 | Jesus Understands, Part 2

“He faced all of the same testings we do.” Hebrews 4:15 

Are you disappointed in people? Jesus understands. In his final moments on Earth, those He loved and counted on let Him down. Judas, His treasurer, sold Him out and sealed the deal with a kiss. Even in His darkest hour at Gethsemane, His closest disciples, Peter, James, and John, couldn’t stay awake and pray with Him for an hour (See Matthew 26:40).

Are you tired of the demands of life? Jesus understands. “A vast crowd brought to him people who were lame, blind, crippled, those who couldn’t speak, and many others. They laid them before Jesus, and He healed them all” (See Matthew 4:23-24). You say, “But if Jesus was God how could He get tired?” Because He was both God and man. He had to be God in order to save us, and man in order to die for us. Jesus, tired from the long walk, sat wearily beside the well about noontime (John 4:6). 

Have you ever been falsely accused? Jesus understands. They accused Him of being a lush, a friend of the riffraff (Matthew 11:19). Up until the time of His death they were still trying to find something false so they could kill him (Matthew 26:59). So why did Jesus go through these things? Since he himself has gone through suffering, he is able to help use (Heb 2:18 NLT). He walked the path you’re on today so that you could go to Him knowing He understands, and that He is able to help. 

Consider: Consider that the Lord wants to walk with you on your path. Take some time today and invite Him into every heavy circumstance you are facing. 

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