Pain lets us know that something is wrong. If we didn’t feel pain in our bodies and in our hearts, we wouldn’t know we were sick.
We live in a generation today that feels pain, but rather than trying to get the pain settled, we often seek a sedative or an escape.
But as much as we try to avoid it, the pain tells us there is an infection, a sickness or a hurt that has to be dealt with. This maybe the result of something that happened many years ago; something that has been festering and has never been resolved.
When we feel pain in our heart, we have a choice. We can either bury it or seek an answer.
Hebrews 2:16-18 (NLT)
We also know that the Son did not come to help angels; He came to help the descendants of Abraham. Therefore, it was necessary for Him to be made in every respect like us, His brothers and sisters, so that He could be our merciful and faithful High Priest before God. Then He could offer a sacrifice that would take away the sins of the people. Since He himself has gone through suffering and testing, He is able to help us when we are being tested.
This passage in Hebrews reminds us that Jesus also suffered and experienced pain. Because He came to earth and was human, He understands our pain and has compassion.
He was obedient to the Father’s will. By accepting His pain and the inevitable outcome of His death on the cross, Jesus made a way for us to lay down our own pain and be freed from it.
Jesus’ pain was turned to victory. It can be the same for us.
Our hurts and sorrows have been buried with Jesus at the cross. When He rose again, He brought a fresh start and a new beginning.