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It’s Scary to Be You

Posted on: 7-15-112016

“For in that He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted.” Hebrews 2:18

Recently, I came across the following statement in a book I was reading:

“God knows it’s scary to be you.”

I have to admit that I sometimes forget that God knows exactly how it is to be us because He created us.  I forget that Jesus knows exactly how it is to be us because He was human, just like us.  They know the limitations of our humanness, the frailties of our bodies, the weakness of our will, and the hardships we face every single day.  They know that no matter how hard we try, we cannot carry the weight of the world on our shoulders without eventually breaking.  They know that our emotions run rampant and that we are far more often controlled by our feelings than what is actually true.  They know the fiery darts thrown at us by Satan and they know every evil plan he has hatched against us.  They know that he will stop at nothing to destroy us and they know that we are no match for him on our own.  They know the pressure we feel to fit into a world that is not our home and the longing we have to find the place where we truly belong.  They know why we settle for less than what they have planned for us because we don’t see the whole picture as they do.  They understand every beat of our heart, every thought that crosses our mind, and every action we take.  They understand our attitudes, our reactions, our prejudices, and the lies we have believed as truth.  They know what it is to be us!  They know that it’s hard, overwhelming, scary, and sometimes more than we can take.  They understand every temptation and the reasons that we succumb to those temptations.  And in spite of everything they know, they love us with the most amazing love known to man.  Because of that love for us and because they know us so well, they also know exactly how to help us as we face life in our humanness. They know what we need and when we need it and they are more than willing to give it to us if we just ask!

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