Devotional What a Friend we have

.Hebrews 2:14-18 (NIV)

14 Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil— 15 and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death. 16 For surely it is not angels he helps, but Abraham’s descendants. 17 For this reason he had to be made like them,[a] fully human in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people. 18 Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.

I don’t know about you, but when I am going through a bad situation I like to find someone who has been there, done that. I want someone who can come along side, I can trust, sympathize with me in my weakness, feel what I feel, and know how to get through it.  That is what we have in God.  He is not a God far away, but who walks with me throughout the day.  He understands our weakness, knows our temptation and provides our way out and the strength to get out.  We simply have to trust Him.  He makes all things new and don’t remind us of where we been.  He forgets about it.  What a friend we have.

Pastor Jeffery Lane