It is wonderful to have a friend or loved one with us in a trial or difficulty. But isn’t it more wonderful to have someone who has been through a similar circumstance? That person can not only sympathize, but can also empathize as well. That person knows what you are feeling, and feels it with you, because they themselves have been through the same experience. They know and understand more than someone who has never been in the situation.
The Lord Jesus never passes His own through anything in the path of faith that He, as a man, hasn’t felt in His journey through this world. Here is how the Bible sums it up: “For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all pointstempted like as we are, yet without sin” (Hebrews 4:15).
Because of this wonderful fact, we are invited to come to Him in every situation and receive the help and comfort we need. The next verse encourages us by saying, “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need” (Hebrews 4:16).