They Did It to Jesus First

By: Shanice Boyd

I don’t believe there is a person alive who hasn’t dealt with hurt brought on by another whether intentional or by mistake. Often when we are dealing with difficult people who can hurt us or publicly shame and embarrass us, we feel alone in this suffering. However, we must remember we are never alone when we deal with this kind of pain. Jesus endured so much suffering, even before the cross, when He became flesh to bridge the gap between us and God, so he understands what we are feeling firsthand. He was burdened, blamed, betrayed by those close to him, and beaten. That is why we can cry out to Him and know that He cares about what we are going through. Psalms 34:18 assures us that “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; He rescues those whose spirits are crushed.”

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  1. If we can remember that Jesus came as a human with feelings, suffered pain, rejection and was tempted as we are, yet he endured all even to death. He showed us death is temporary by rising from death, was seen by many and assended to Heaven as we will do one day. We are not alone as we go through our day to day routines.

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