You’re not alone: 7 struggles that Jesus can identify with | 4/26/2019 | Staff
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We’ve all said it, or at least thought it: “Jesus couldn’t possibly understand what I’m going through right now. After all, He never had to experience what I am dealing with!” Often, this thought is brought on by physical suffering, feelings of being alone, or thinking you are the only one who has had to wrestle with a particular temptation, trial, or conflict. In a way, this thought process has been made worse by a common reading of Scripture that skips right from the birth of Jesus to His death and resurrection, ignoring the fact that most of the Gospels deal with Jesus’s life—His very human life.

When the Son of God came to earth two thousand years ago, He was fully God, but He was also fully human. With this reality came all the experiences of what it means to be human—the good, the bad, and the ugly.

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The truth is, if there’s anybody who can understand what you’re going through, it’s Jesus. Let’s take a look at some examples:

Jesus Knew What It Was Like to Experience Poverty

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Living from paycheck to paycheck can be a very real struggle for anyone. Surely God can’t understand what it is like to go to sleep hungry and cold, can He? Well, Jesus, the Son of God, knew exactly what it was like to be poor. After all, He was homeless, so He can identify with those who have to do without. “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head” (Luke 9:58).

Jesus Knew What It Was Like to Experience Exhaustion

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It’s okay to admit it: some days, maybe even most days, we’re T-I-R-E-D tired. Jesus knew all too well what it was like to experience weariness. Jesus walked...
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