Christian Daily Devotional
The Old Testament taught us that Jesus Christ “hath born our grief’s and carried our sorrows: yet did we esteem him stricken, smitten of God and afflicted.” This verse teaches us far more than we will cover in this devotional. We learn that Christ, himself, while suffering in the garden and on the cross, suffered and felt our grief and sorrow.
Jesus knows first hand how we feel when we are filled with sorrow, likewise he knows first hand our grief. Whom can we go to in this life that knows first hand how we feel? Many people can show empathy to us. We can show empathy to others, as we should, but we cannot know first hand their grief and we don’t know their sorrows but we can empathize with them.
But I digress. Since Christ has suffered the pains and anguish of our sorrows and griefs why do we insist on going through our sorrows alone? Why do we grieve alone? Why do we settle for empathy when we can receive first hand help from our Master and our Savior? Don’t get me wrong, empathy is very nice but there is more, there is more that we can receive it we reach out to our Lord who knows perfectly what we are feeling and how we are feeling.
He will help us if we reach out to him in faith with humility.