Today I’ll tell you why Jesus is the best person to consult, lean on, seek advice from, and rest in confidently, whenever you’re going through ‘it’.
“For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathise with our weaknesses, but we have One who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet He did not sin.”
It’s quite natural to feel a bit more confident to seek and follow advice if the person giving it has been through that thing before.
I’m sure many of us find greater comfort in consulting someone who has past experience, or appropriate knowledge about our current situation, than in someone who doesn’t.
So look at Jesus…
Though a Prince, He didn’t live in a palace whilst He was on earth.
Yes He was and is Divine, but the bible tells us that He came to suffer and serve (Matthew 20:28), and live just like one of us.
He endured the same things that we would, took on the heavy burden of sins that He had nothing to do with, but here’s why He did it – because through His physical ‘living out’ of various things, He taught us how to live;
Through His dying and rising, He conquered every problem, temptation, issue, situation and circumstance that would ever face us.
So, tell me, who do you think you should take your issues to?
Who do you think will be well-informed, and greatly knowledgeable to advise you correctly about how you should deal with x, y, and z?
J E S U S has not only made Himself available to us as a teacher, but He’s also a Best Friend.
He’s dependable and constant, and to top it all off, He has wisdom above all of mankind.
Therefore His advice and direction supersedes anything anyone else could ever say.
Now of course, God speaks through men and women in our lives.
He’ll speak through our family, friends, pastors, etc., however what I want us to take from today is the importance of making Jesus our ultimate source of this advice.
When we take our questions to Him, when we take our confusion about how to move next, to Him, then He will surely give us peace to openly receive and follow the words of direction given by the people mentioned above.
In fact if He doesn’t speak directly to us Himself, then it’ll be Him that will direct us to go and talk to whomever, and He will inspire the words they speak to us.
Taking it to Jesus isn’t something I’m assuming is correct, but actually the bible even tells us to ‘approach the throne of grace’ in our time of need;
“Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”
When we do this, we’ll find the answer, the guidance and the solution that we require.
Now have a look at this;
“Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well. This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands. In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome, for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.”
[1 John 5:1-5]
This passage is a reassurance of the victory we have in Jesus. So why wouldn’t we trust and run to Him?
It does also however remind us of the fact that we must have faith, and we must truly believe in Jesus.
So putting both these passages together; Hebrews 4:15-16 and 1 John 5:1-5 – here’s what I can tell you confidently;
There is Nothing; no temptation, no trial, and no sort of disappointment that can ever consume you, and there is no issue, no circumstance, and no problem that is too big for you to overcome and triumph over!
Friend, when Jesus is your King, and you have been reborn in Him, winning is embedded in your new nature!
Please always hold on to that.
Before we go, I want us to look at one really important part of the Hebrews verse;
It says that Jesus is able to empathise with us!
This tells me therefore, that Jesus really really gets it.
He has literally ‘been there before’, and so there couldn’t be a better person who fully understands what we’re going through.
This tells me that Jesus will not judge you for crying when you’re in that situation.
He won’t look at you like you’re crazy, when you express the fact that you’re upset and you’re broken.
He won’t look down on you for being tempted or desiring what you shouldn’t.
Rather, Jesus will comfort you and let you know that He feels what you feel.
He’ll hold you tight and remind you of the fact that He overcame that very situation, and so by His strength, and by the Power in His name, you most definitely will too!
No matter what it is;
Take it to Jesus; a Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God. (Isaiah 9:6)
Keep the Faith, Don’t Stop Believing
God Bless you.