We’re told in Hebrews 4:15: “For 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.”
There isn’t any trial we have experienced or will experience that He can’t identify with. Often we make the mistake of saying, “No one understands my pain. No one has gone through the level of hurt I’ve endured.” That may be true from a human perspective in that everyone’s pain and suffering is his or her own and unique in the way they process it and deal with it, so no one else can truly understand. And no one else’s pain or struggle can negate yours. Sadness is sadness. Grief is grief. Heartache is heartache. Suffering is suffering—that cannot be downplayed or minimized, yet know that God knows, God understands and is aware of what it will take to get you through it.
Just don’t fall into the trap of worshipping your hurtful experiences so much so that you idolize them and make your experience the epitome of suffering, thinking that not even God can identify with your pain. Notice that it says that He was tempted in all manner just as we are but yet he didn’t sin. He didn’t sin with His mouth by murmuring and complaining towards God. He didn’t blame God and turn from following Him. He didn’t succumb to loneliness and decide He’d fill the void by committing sexual sin. He didn’t turn to booze to deal with problems in His daily life. He was without sin.
This is an excerpt from “Damascus Road: A Journey to the Cross