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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Hebrews 2:18. Wednesday, January 21. 2015.

“Because He Himself was tested through what He suffered,
He is able to help those who are being tested.”
Hebrews 2:18

Experience is one of the best teachers.

we can comfort a friend who has lost a parent,
but unless we walked through that same dark valley,
we won’t truly know what they are experiencing.

I often forget that Jesus was both human and divine.
Jesus’ coming and death was not simply a breeze for the divine
but a test of suffering for humanity.

In order to save us,
He became like us.

He was willing to suffer
so that we could relate to Him and learn from Him.

When someone tells you to talk to Jesus 
and tells you that He understands,
that is the truth.
He truly does understand.

He is able to help.
Not just because He is Jesus
but rather,
because He Himself was tested.
He suffered.

What a sweet comfort!
In the midst of trial and suffering,
our weakest point,
He understands because He suffered too.

I have come to realize that suffering is a gift.
A strange gift,
but a gift nonetheless.

Christ’s sufferings and trials opens for us a path.
A path to relationship with Him,
a path to true understanding,
a path of comfort in our darkest times.

Christ has given us this gift.
We can in turn give this gift to others.

What struggles have you overcome?
What experience did you suffer through?
What trials did you think you would never get through?

How can you help others going through the same things that you went through?
Just as Christ did for us?

Sometimes God permits us to struggle through an area of life
so that we can be there for someone else later down the road.

If we can learn to view suffering as a gift,
we can continue to lead a life just like Christ did.

Remember during time of trial and suffering,
turn to Christ.
He suffered too.

There is redemption in your suffering.

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