Isaiah 53:3 says: “He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.”
Do you ever feel alone or afraid? Have you ever been misunderstood or rejected? What about rumours rising against you or lies told about you? Are you or a loved one in pain?
I think every one of us has experienced one or more of the above in some way or other. I know I have and have been guilty of forgetting to hand everything over to the Father. As a young Christian, I often thought He just wouldn’t understand, but through His Word and experiencing His grace, I now know He does.
Jesus encountered temptation, fear and exhaustion. He’s been doubted, questioned, misunderstood, insulted, even betrayed and so much more. He feels what we feel. We can be confident, find understanding, compassion and grace, when we seek His presence and step into His throne room.
It’s good to know that we can approach the throne of grace, any time day or night, knowing we can do so with confidence that He will hear us.
Isn’t that awesome?
Father, thank you for being with us in our time of need. Help us to remember that whatever we have been through, you have too. Teach us to read Your Word to find understanding, compassion and Your Grace. Amen
© Chrissy Siggee 2018
Scripture Verses used are from the New International Version of the Bible