Devotional | He Is With You

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The One who empathizes with our weaknesses.

“I have called one chosen out of the people.” (Psalm 89:19 NIV).

An interpretation by Charles Spurgeon. 

Christ was chosen out of the people that He might know our wants and sympathize with us. "He was tempted in all points like as we are, yet without sin." (Hebrews 4:15 KJV). In all our sorrows we have His empathy. Temptation, pain, disappointment, weakness, weariness, poverty, He knows them all because He has felt them all. Remember this, and let it comfort you.

However difficult and painful your road, it is marked by the footsteps of our Savior; and even when you reach the dark valley of the shadow of death, and the deep waters of the swelling Jordan, you will find His footprints there.

Believer, wear this blessed thought, like a necklace of diamonds, around the neck of your memory; put it, as a golden ring on the finger of recollection, and use it as the King's own seal, stamping the petitions of your faith with confidence of success. In all places, wherever we go, He has been our forerunner; each burden we have to carry has once been laid on the shoulders of Immanuel.