If we’re thinking that Jesus Christ really doesn’t understand what we’re going through and has no way to enter into our trials to provide the help we need, we’re wrong. It’s that simple.
Hebrews 4 clearly lays out for us the encouraging word that will enable us to “hold fast our confession” of faith in the middle of any hurricane. Here is what I’m tracking in the text:
1. Christ entered into our ultimate trial (the struggle with sin and death) as our great high priest as He endured the immeasurable punishment for our sins and has now broken the power of sin and death.
2. While on the cross, Jesus experienced the test we will never go through as His Father, for that period of time, turned His back on His Son and left Him alone to suffer for the sins of others. Even in the absence of the sweet fellowship of the Godhead, our Savior continued to entrust Himself to God who judges justly (1 Peter 2:23).
3. Christ was tempted with every candy-coated lie that humanity knows (and to greater degrees than we’ll ever know) and yet He always chose the Father’s will.
4. Since Jesus has shared in the human experience, He is able to lovingly sympathize with our weaknesses.
5. Jesus Christ has promised that He will never leave us (Hebrews 13:5) and He will be with us always, to the end of the age (Matthew 28:20).
6. Our King is in the perfect position—being seated victoriously at the right hand of the Majesty on high—to now help us with the mercy and grace we require at the moment of our greatest need.
Therefore, let's draw near to Jesus Christ in perfect assurance and expectation of finding the help and divine companionship we long for.