Jesus Understands Sorrow

Sorrow is a word we do not hear used much. It runs much deeper than simply feeling sad. Sorrow is defined as- “a feeling of deep distress caused by loss, disappointment, or other misfortune suffered by oneself or other” -online dictionary.

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During this time of global pandemic, there is a lot of sorrow being experienced. There has been loss of life, loss of jobs, disappointments such as canceled graduation ceremonies, weddings, and much misfortune.

Jesus understands sorrow. He experienced it the night before he was crucified. He knew what was about to happen, so he went to pray. In Matthew 26 we read:

“Then he said to them, “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.”

Jesus felt great sorrow. His agony and distress was so much that he sweat drops of blood. But he endured it because of his love for us.

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Jesus also defeated death through his resurrection. He understands our sorrows and struggles. Because of that, he is our sympathetic High Priest as Hebrews 4 says:

“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. Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”

Dear reader, we can come to Jesus in prayer and give him our sorrow knowing he understands. We can come to him just the way we are and be honest with our thoughts and feelings. We can find grace to help us.

That is so comforting to me during this time of global pandemic.

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

51 thoughts on “Jesus Understands Sorrow

  1. In times where our hearts are sorrowful by all that is going on in the world and when our hope starts to fade, Jesus knows and he understands.

    This post offers so much hope in times of despair. Be safe in this troubled time my brother. Shalom

  2. It is so important to remember that Christ was fully human and as such he experinced every emotion & every temptation that we will ever face. When we cry out to Him, He understands our pain & is ready to bring healing or share in our joy.

  3. You know what? I thought I understood how much Jesus loves me until I really started to struggle. Then I realized why friends have struggled to understand His love. Now I need to understand it better. Or I don’t know… accept it? Maybe both…

  4. Jesus understands our sorrow, and comforts us.
    However, Jesus also feels sorrow, when he sees that despite his sacrifice for humanity, many people disobey God, and ignore him.
    And so, I spend time each day consoling Jesus, and comforting him. I believe that he appreciates it. He is our Saviour, and he is also our friend, and our brother.

    And I pray each day, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. “For the sake of his sorrowful passion, have mercy on us, and on the whole world.” 🌷

  5. We are so blessed to be loved by someone who in every sense of the word loves us and understands what it feels like to suffer deeply………Amen.

  6. Sorrow is such a rich word. It captures the depths of our feeling. It is so much more than sadness. I also find it encouraging to know that Jesus was known as a man of sorrows. Thanks for sharing this post.

  7. A great message at this time. I love that part of the Bible. Knowing Christ felt these emotions too and overcame gives us great comfort. 🙌
    Thanks for sharing bro. 🤗

  8. Such timing truths to express! Jesus truly does sympathize with out sorrows, and He is full of compassion and mercy! Thank you for sharing!
    I’ve recently posted on how to unite during times of division – perhaps you would enjoy reading!
    God bless and keep you

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