Hebrews 2:17-18 Because he himself was tested by what he suffered, he is able to help those who are being tested.
I have noticed that when someone talks about a difficulty he or she is experiencing, others are quick to reply, “I know just how you feel.” But I have learned that is rarely the case. Everyone comes to each new experience with their own personality, memory, and behaviors. The reassurance in this verse from Hebrews is that God doesn’t view our suffering indifferently from on high, but as one of us who knows what it’s like to hurt and suffer. And the even better news is that He was victorious over all of the hurt and suffering that we might find hope and a promise that He will wipe away every tear.
(c) 2018 Marcia Hotchkiss