Hebrews 4:15 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.
Relatability “You just don’t understand!” How many times have you said that? Who have you said it to? Your parents, your boss, your spouse, your kids, your customer service representative? There’s one person you can’t say that to: God. None of us, regardless of how tested, tried or tempted we may be, can ever accuse God of not knowing or understanding where we’re at. The Book of Hebrews tells us that God Himself, in the person of Jesus Christ, was exposed to the full range of human experiences, short of actually sinning. Keep in mind that God didn’t settle for reading a manual or attending a lecture on what it’s like to be a human being. He didn’t seek out any second-hand information. He actually became one! And by so doing, He’s able to fully relate to us. Think that one through. The One who is able to hold the entire universe in His hand, the One who spoke everything that is into existence, that same God is able to identify with everything you’re going through at this very moment. You’ll never hear Him say, “I’m sorry. I wish I could help you with that, but I just don’t understand.” By coming to dwell in the rags of human flesh, God forever took the “you just don’t understand” card away from us. He does understand, and He’s able to give us the support and strength we need to overcome all things. For in that He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted. (Hebrews 2:18 NKJV) The One who is able to hold the entire universe in His hand, the One who spoke everything that is into existence, that same God is able to identify with everything you’re going through at this very moment. – Bob Coy