There are seasons in life when nothing seems to go as planned. Our Plan A, Plan B, and even our Plan C are thrown out the window, and we are left with nothing. Or, at least that’s the way it feels. Discouraged and disappointed, we can’t fathom a way out. It’s as though our life has been torn from the script of Groundhog Day – without the hallmarks of a romantic comedy. Eventually, we become convinced that this couldn’t possibly drag out any longer. But it does. We’re left isolated. Our family, friends, and colleagues cannot relate to the unique circumstances we are dealing with. It feels like nobody understands.Don't fall for the lie that #NobodyUnderstands your struggles, your pain, your disappointment. Click To Tweet
Your friends might not understand the struggles in your marriage.
Perhaps, your spouse can’t comprehend how you can possibly feel lonely in a home full of children.
And, maybe it seems impossible to find a listening ear, when to the world, your life seems perfect.
In the book of Hebrews we are reminded that there is someone who understands our plight, our temptation, our misery, and even our heartache.
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are – yet he did not sin.
This scripture reveals to us the character of Christ. And, it reminds us that by taking on our weaknesses He gained an understanding and knowledge of the temptation and sufferings we experience. We are not faced with a cold and unfeeling Savior. Instead, He desires to be the closest of friends.
A friend that has experienced the darkest of seasons.
A friend that understands.
When you are tempted to feel as though nobody understands I hope you remember that Jesus does.
Sister, I’ve been where you are. In the midst of dark times, ashamed of what and how I was feeling – I was certain that nobody knew what I was going through. I was certain no one could ever relate to what I was experiencing.
I was wrong and maybe you are too.
You are not alone.