14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven,[a] Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. 15 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. 16 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.
Jesus understands me and what is going inside me – my thoughts, my feelings!! What a powerful, loving, encouraging truth.
Jesus has access to Our Father and He spent time here with us getting to understand how frustrating, sad, happy, joyful, ordinary, special, disappointing, inspiring, tiring, successful etc etc life can be. So He knows both sides. He campaigns on our behalf with Our Father from a place of friendship and understanding. We just need to ask for His help.
Our Father wants to bring grace and mercy to each of us. He does that through Jesus. We just need to build our relationship with Jesus and to ask for His help. This is something He wants to do – something that brings joy to Our Father – it is not something we have to beg for.
Remember to ask. Remember to believe it is true. Jesus understands all of the feelings life brings to us and He wants to help with all of them.
Dear Lord thanks so much for arranging a way where You understand how we get ourselves all tangled in emotions, where You have a way to help us and all we have to do is ask. You will respond. Help us to remember to ask. To speak to You. To engage in conversation with You to work out what we should do next. Thank You.
Written by Therese Manning