When you have Everything

Do you realize Jesus knows what it feels like to have human struggles? Our Savior understands precisely how we feel because He went through the same types of situations we do (Hebrews 4:14-16). Though our specific circumstances don’t match the Lord’s, we have much in common with what He experienced and felt. Jesus suffered exhaustion, hunger, thirst, and pain just as we do. He also knows the heartache of being lonely, misunderstood, hated, rejected, and unjustly treated.

Whatever you’re going through right now, remember that Jesus knows how you feel and sympathizes with your pain and weakness. He may not remove the anguish or change your situation, but He does promise He will always be with you-which is everything.

Commentary from the In Touch devotional by Charles Stanley, December 7, 2020.

Struggles of Will

genesis 3;16b

Because of sin and the curse, the man and the woman will face struggles in their own relationship.  Sin has turned the harmonious system of God-ordained roles into distasteful struggles of self-will.  Lifelong companions, husbands and wives, will need God’s help in getting along as a result.

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Genesis 3:16.