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Does Jesus Really Understand How I Feel?

In times of sadness or uncertainty, sometimes it feels as though nobody could possibly understand what we’re going through. But we are never completely alone. Jesus fully understands how we feel because He has felt it, too.

During difficult times, it can be hard to imagine that anyone understands our struggles. We can feel hopeless, isolated, and even forgotten by God. But there is One who truly understands. Jesus knows your pain, and He knows how to help you get through it. He lived, suffered, and died for each one of us so we’d never have to be alone.

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Why Jesus Understands Us

Jesus came to earth so that He would know how to lift us during our trials. He’s felt our temptations, pains, sadness, and afflictions. The following scriptures teach that Jesus truly understands how we feel.

“For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin” (Hebrews 4:15).

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“And he shall go forth, suffering pains and afflictions and temptations of every kind; and this that the word might be fulfilled which saith he will take upon him the pains and the sicknesses of his people.

“And he will take upon him death, that he may loose the bands of death which bind his people; and he will take upon him their infirmities, that his bowels may be filled with mercy, according to the flesh, that he may know according to the flesh how to succor his people according to their infirmities.

“Now the Spirit knoweth all things; nevertheless the Son of God suffereth according to the flesh that he might take upon him the sins of his people, that he might blot out their transgressions according to the power of his deliverance; and now behold, this is the testimony which is in me” (Alma 7:11—13).

How can I come closer to Jesus?

If we want to feel the peace that comes from knowing that the Savior understands how we feel, we need to come closer to Him. We do so by having faith in Him, repenting of our sins, and trusting His wisdom. We can study His word, keep His commandments, and follow His example. We can turn to God in prayer for healing when we can’t continue on our own.

Jesus understands what we’re going through. He wants us to be happy. He wants to help us through our personal trials. When we choose to follow Him, we can know that no matter what we face, we are never really alone.

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