Hebrews 4:15 - "For we have not a high priest that cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but one that hath been tempted in all things like as we are, yet without sin."
What comfort and strength comes at such a time to a soul, when it sees that Jesus is able to sympathize and to succor (aid, help,furnish relief), because He has Himself been thus tempted.
Or did it not become so dark in His soul, that He had to wrestle and to cry -- "if it be possible?" and "Why has thou forsaken Me?"
He too had to trust God in the dark.
He too, in the hour of death had to let go His spirit, and commit it, in the darkness of death, into God's keeping.
He knew what it was to walk in darkness and see no light.
And when a believer feels utterly helpless and in despair, Jesus can sympathise with him; He was tempted in all things like as we are.
JESUS BRINGS US INTO THE REST OF GOD
If we would but rest in the assurance that He understands it all, that He feels for us with a sympathy, in which the infinite love of God and the tenderness of a fellow-sufferer are combined, and is able to succor him, we should soon reach the rest of God. Trusting Jesus would bring us into it.
QUESTIONS TO ASK MYSELF:
Am I will to be a partaker of a heavenly CALLING?
Am I driven to hold fast to my confession to know the full power of Jesus to save?
Am I willing to listen today to the voice of the Holy Spirit?
Last updated by Albert Finch Feb 4, 2016.