Joseph Turner was standing in front of one of his paintings of a raging sea. A friend beside him asked, “How did you paint such a realistic picture of a storm at sea. It is so real.”
He answered, “I was on a ship in the midst of that storm. Not only did I see it, I was there and felt it.”
Like that painter, Jesus felt the storms of life.
Whenever we lose a loved one, we must remember that He stood beside a grave and wept.
If ever we are a victim of poverty or lack a place of our own, let’s not forget that Jesus had no place to lay His head.
Whenever we feel alone, abandoned or even neglected, we need to recall the times when His followers forsook Him and His disciples deserted Him.
Every experience in our lives is an experience that He has encountered and endured successfully in His life. Whatever God brings into our lives is something that Jesus has endured and overcome. What a comfort to know that He is willing to share His victories with us.
Prayer: Father, You have been where we are or soon may be, so we know with certainty that we can survive. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture: Hebrews 2:18 For in that He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted.