I heard a pastor once who said that he doesn’t want someone who can only empathize with him. Then there are two people who are feeling bad. He said he wants someone who feels what he feels yet can actually do something about it to make it better. That’s Jesus.
Jesus has experienced the gamut of human emotion. The Bible says that He has been tempted in every way as we are and has experienced all that encompasses being human, yet He did not sin. You could say that while He was 100% divine, he was the most human person to ever walk on the earth.
I need someone in my corner like that. I need someone who understands when I just don’t have it in me. Someone who hears me when I say I believe but help my unbelief. Someone who can take my heavy burdens and can give me rest.
Jesus is all those things and so much more.
He’s the anchor in my storm. He’s the peace in the midst of my anxiety. He’s the center of gravity when my world feels like its flying apart. He’s my joy on good days and my comfort on bad days. He’s the way that leads me home, the truth that sets me free, and the life that is abundant and overflowing. He’s my everything.