Sunday, 30 December 2007

God Understands

Hebrews 4:15,16
For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

Why is that often when we're struggling with something that we think that God doesn't understand? I know that I have been guilty of it in the past as well. Why do we think that because Jesus walked this earth two thousand years ago, that he doesn't understand his own creation and what we go through today? Are our trials and temptations really all that different than what Jesus went through? Paul says no. We would be reluctant to admit it, but aren't we then in a sense doubting God? We trust that his blood cleansed us from our unrighteousness and our hope of eternity lies in him, why do we think that he won't understand our trials?

Hebrews 4:12
For the word of God is quick and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

1 comment:

  1. When you think about it, God's really the only One who can actually say, "Been There, Done That" for anything that happens! Isn't it such a comfort to know that no matter what is going on, He knows, He understands, and He had it planned since before the beginning of the earth!