Matthew 11:28-29 “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”
When you are tired and weary with all the things you have to do on an everyday basis, there is One who hears and understands it is Jesus. Hebrews 2:14-18 Since the children are made of flesh and blood, it’s logical that the Savior took on flesh and blood in order to rescue them by his death. By embracing death, taking it into himself, he destroyed the Devil’s hold on death and freed all who cower through life, scared to death of death. It’s obvious, of course that he didn’t go to all this trouble for angels. It was for people like us, children of Abraham. That’s why he had to enter into every detail of human life. Then, when he came before God as high priest to get rid of the people’s sins, he would have already experienced it all himself—all the pain, all the testing—and would be able to help where help was needed.
I wanted you to see that when Jesus goes to the Father, He goes with empathy, not sympathy because He knows how we feel. So, whether you are facing depression, death, hunger, debts you cannot pay or severe illness, Jesus has the solutions for them just have faith in Him! You may only know Him from reading about Him in the pages of the Book but I know Him personally, and believe me there is a world of difference. You may read me and feel that you know me because I am very transparent when I write about how I feel about things, but you don’t know me up close and personal the way you would if you talked with me every day, had lunch with me, got irritated with me for doing something dumb or not understanding your jokes, if you did then you would know whether I would cry with you or laugh with you, take you seriously, or really pray if I told you I would. You may think those things, but you need to know them about Jesus. He is kind, tender, compassionate, forgiving and never, ever throws anything up to you from your past.
There is a song that says: He knows the bitter, weary way, the endless striving day by day, the souls that weep the souls that pray, He knows, He knows. He knows how hard the fight has been, the clouds that come our lives between, the wounds the world has never seen, He knows, He knows.
Sometimes it has to be enough just to know that He knows your pain and that He cares for you.