My sweet husband can always tell when there is something wrong with me. And almost always, he makes a valiant effort to comfort me and make it all better. It is very sweet. And of all the other human beings who live on this earth, there is no one as comforting to me as my husband. :)love ya babe.
But there is the occasional situation in which he cannot be of much help to me, emotionally. Becuase of my recent study in the book of Hebrews, I am begining to see one reason why. You see, my husband has never been a wife. He has never been a mom. He has never been a daughter. He has never been a woman (at least not that I know) ;) He has never been pregnant. he has never had hormones that make him Dr. jekyl one moment and Mr. Hyde the next. he is a wonderful man, a gift to me that I do not deserve. And he does his best to love me and understand me....but at the end of the day... he has not been where I have been and felt what I have felt, not exactly like I have. And so he tries his best to sympathize. Sometimes it works and sometimes he looks at me like I have three heads because he just doesn't know exactly where I am coming from. But what we find in Hebrews 4:14-16 reminds us that there is someone who will always understand. And yes ladies, remarkably, it is even a man! well, kind of.
Jesus the Great High Priest
14Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God,let us hold fast our confession. 15For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Hear that?! God is able to sympathize with my weaknesses! The one that tempts me to lose my temper with my two year old who is trying to explore his creativity with new red crayon on our white living room chair! Not only does he understand becaue he knows me so intimately and is not surprised at my sin, but he understands and was tempted in the same way! And the best part -YET without sin!
So let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may recieve mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
And honey, mabye I'll show you some grace when I think,"you'll just never know exactly what I go through." I get it. You'r not God. woops. I'll try to keep that in mind.