“For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin. Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”

Hebrews 4:15-16 NASB

He’s been there. He’s been here – and He understands your pain. The stunning idea is simply this: God, for a time, became one of us. Does this promise matter? If you ever wonder if God listens, He does.  If you ever wonder if the Uncreated Creator can, in a million years, comprehend the challenges you are facing, then ponder long and hard the promise that Jesus is “able to understand our weaknesses.” Hebrews 4:15. Overcome despair with prayer. When life overwhelms, pray to the One who is in charge, and know that He is praying for you. Will God do what you ask? Perhaps. Or perhaps He will do more than you imagine. Stand firmly on the promise that “The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. James 5:16b NIV.” And ponder this truth: Jesus, right now, at this moment, in the midst of whatever trouble you are facing, is speaking on your behalf. He is calling out to the Heavenly Father. He is advocating for a special blessing to be sent your way. You do not fight the wind and waves alone. Every day He speaks up for you. “… It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.” Romans 8:34 NKJV.”