Sometimes we think Jesus can’t relate to us. He can’t possibly understand how we feel or what we’re going through. The amazing thing is, he completely understands.
“For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.” Hebrews 4:15
Not only was he tempted by the devil for 40 days, which by itself must’ve been horrible. He grew up mocked as an illegitimate child, was shunned by his own brothers and sisters, was constantly berated by religious people, and eventually dragged into unfair court and crucified. Yet, in all of this, he did not sin. This all means he knows exactly how you feel AND more importantly, he knows how to empower you and help you through any situation free from sin. That is amazing!
You also might think that Jesus doesn’t know how you feel after you sin because once you do, everything feels way worse. But the fact is, he understands this as well. Although Jesus never sinned he did experience all of our sin on the cross. He actually became our sin (including sickness and pain) so that we might becomes His righteousness (2 Cor 5:21). So in every way, every situation, every feeling, Jesus totally sympathizes with and understands you. But it doesn’t stop there. :).
“Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” Hebrews 4:16
Nothing can keep us from coming to Jesus for help. Nothing. There’s no barrier. We can go boldly. He will always help and give power (grace). He will never withhold. Wow!
This is more of a side note, but think I need to say it. We don’t need to experience sin in order to help someone to freedom. If you’ve experienced freedom in an area, you will probably have more passion and faith in that area for others to be set free. However, Jesus proves that we can set the captives free without having done what they have done. Don’t let your lack of experience hold you back from helping someone else. Jesus has it all covered. “As He is, so are we in this world” (1 Jn 4:17).