"For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin." Hebrews 4:15
Many people put their belief, trust and hope in many different things. Some put their trust in money; some in false gods; some in concepts; others in philosophies and some even put it in self. None of these things can give you comfort and hope. They don't have the power or ability to do so. There is only one that we can put our complete trust, faith, and hope in, and that is Jesus.
Why? What makes Him different? Why is He trustworthy? Why can we find help from Him when we can't find help in other things? It is because He is "touched with the feelings of our infirmities". He knows what it is like. He became a man and experienced what we experience. He knows what infirmities are-- He suffered times of physical weakness, He was hungry, He was thirsty, He was tempted. (But keep in mind that He never sinned though.)
This morning know this-- He is touched by your infirmities. He knows your body is feeble and lacks strength. He knows you don't always understand the things that happen to you. He knows you aren't always able to accomplish the things you would like to accomplish because of your inabilities. He knows that you are weak to combat the cravings of your flesh on your own. He knows that there are times you are not able to bear the trials you are going through.
"He is touched". He sympathizes with you. He has compassion on you and feels in His heart what you are going through. And unlike anyone else, He doesn't just "feel for you", He is able to do something about it. He gives you His power and strength to continue to go forward when you are feeling weak. He gives you His grace to help you bear up under the trying times. He upholds you with His strong right arm. He fights your battles for you. He is the glory and lifter of your head. He bears your sorrows and carries your grief. He imparts His peace to your heart and mind.
He is touched this morning by your infirmities because He knows what you are going through. He is touched this morning in a very deep way. He is touched because He loves you and cares about you. So look to Him today and cast your infirmities on Him. He has already dealt with them and will help you deal with them today.
Have a great day. Jesus is touched by your feelings of weakness.
For further reading:
Isaiah 53:3; 61:1
2 Corinthians 12:9
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