|Saying goodbye to a pet snake|
Little things can add up too. Disappointment over plans gone awry. Pets that get sick. Children that are sick. Changes in jobs, or location. Losing a friendship. Hurtful words spoken in anger.
While we want our lives to be happy and fun all the time, that just doesn't happen.
I'll be the first to admit that I'd rather be happy all the time. But that's not quite reality.
So what is reality?
Life hurts at times. Deeply sometimes.
But as a Christian, we have a hope that doesn't make sense. You see, we have a high priest who came to earth and suffered for us. For you. For me.
He put on an earthly body and felt our pain. Physical pain during the crucifixion. Emotional pain of betrayal. Hatred at the hands of those he came to save. He offered forgiveness for those who murdered him.
So when we suffer, or are sad and disappointed, it's easy to feel alone. Separated. Cut off.
But remember that there is One we can always cry out to. One who understands. One who understands our deepest pain, hurt and shame. And the One who can forgive and comfort us.
14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet was without sin. 16 Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
So if your heart is heavy, turn to the One who can comfort you. The One who loves you more than you can comprehend.