So Was Jesus

"Your soul’s business is in the hand of a High Priest who can be touched with the feeling of your infirmities…He well knows that world through which you are struggling, for He dwelt in the midst of it thirty-three years. He well knows ‘the contradiction of sinners’, which so often discourages you, for He endured it Himself (Heb. 12:3). He well knows the art and cunning of your spiritual enemy, the devil, for He wrestled with him in the wilderness. Surely with such an advocate you may well feel bold.

Are you alone in the world, and neglected by those who ought to love you?

So also was Jesus.

Are you misunderstood, misrepresented, slandered and persecuted?

So also was Jesus.

Do you ever feel great agony and conflict of mind? Do you feel in darkness as if God has left you?

So did Jesus.

It is impossible to conceive a Savior more suited to the wants of man’s heart than our Lord Jesus Christ–suited not only by His power, but by His sympathy–suited not only by His divinity, but His humanity…[He] is the most loving and sympathizing of friends, as well as the mightiest and most powerful of Saviors….you want no comfort…so long as you can repose your weary soul on the Man Christ Jesus."  ~J.C. Ryle, Holiness, pp.240-242

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