God, I don’t know of anyone on earth who went through the pain and agony of the cross. One of your disciples betrayed you to the religious leaders; another denied he even knew you when you were going through the greatest trial of your life. All deserted you when you were on the cross except a handful of women and John. Yet you were able to see past the pain of the crucifixion to redeem us.
Hebrews 12:2 “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
Jesus, You are our example and we do not walk this journey without your help. When I listen He says:
I understand all the trials and problems you face.
I will never leave you or forsake you.
I care deeply because I love you.
Hebrew 4:14-15 says “…We have a great High Priest who has entered heaven, Jesus the Son of God…. This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do…”
I am thankful He knows us so well, gives us encouragement through each problem we face, and is able to see beyond the trial to the victory, the transformation and glory in our lives.