Life seems to have a theme of loss. Majority of us will go through a series of deep losses throughout our lifetime. Some are spread out over a long period of time, while some losses happen one right after the other, deeply threatening to bury our hope.
Whatever situation you find yourself in today, please know this: God deeply cares about your pain. He sincerely hurts for you. In fact, we serve a very personal God…He hurts not just for you but with you.
Jesus was a man of sorrows, He was deeply and well aquatinted with loss and grief.
If you are going through trauma, loss, or disappointment today, Jesus truly can relate:
Have you felt the sting of betrayal? He has too. Sharply.
Have you lost your home? He didn’t even have a place to lay His head.
Have you been abused or treated as though you had zero value? He was too.
Have you watched a loved one go through illness, rebellion, mental illness, or death? He did too.
Have you felt rejected or looked down on? He has too.
Have you had your reputation tarnished or been unfairly treated? He was too.
Have you been through the death of a major relationship? He has too.
Have you ever loved another person, poured yourself into them, and treated them extremely well…and then was repaid with ungratefulness, unkindness, and a lack of love? He definitely has experienced that too! He still does.
On the cross, He willingly felt every sin, illness, and heartache. He did it for one reason: LOVE!
He truly can relate. He loves you so very much! He does care about your life and heart!
He also cares about every injustice you have faced.
Since Jesus can truly relate to our hurts, disappointments, frustrations, and heartaches at such a deep level, and cares about each of us so much, we genuinely can trust Him to help us through each and every circumstance in life!
Yes, we all will experience loss in life. It’s so good to know we serve a God who truly can relate and who genuinely cares!
Honoring Jesus this Easter weekend and thanking Him for His incredible sacrifice! God’s plan goes beyond love and comprehension.
John 15:13, “Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”
Gratitude & Easter blessings,
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