Dave’s Monday Blast – September 18, 2017

Have you ever asked this question, “Does anyone really understand?” In our humanity we find ourselves feeling isolated because of our circumstances and operate as if no one truly understands how we are feeling, however; our gracious heavenly Father teaches us that we are never alone and that God FULLY understands. Read John 1:1-18 this morning focusing on 1:14, “The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us.” Men of Intention know that the reference to the Word in this passage is clearly Jesus. Our God was INTENTIONAL about taking on our flesh so He could fully understand every condition of humankind.

Writer Jennifer Schuldt explains it this way, “We know that God understands the situations we face because He made us and sees everything that happens to us. We also know He understands because He has been to earth and experienced life as a human being. He “became flesh and made His dwelling among us” as the person of Jesus Christ.

Jesus’ earthly life included a wide range of difficulty. He felt the searing heat of the sun, the pain of an empty stomach, and the uncertainty of homelessness. Emotionally, He endured the tension of disagreements, the burn of betrayal, and the ongoing threat of violence.”

Jesus experienced the joys of friendship and family love, as well as the worst problems that we face here on earth. He provides hope. He is the Wonderful Counselor who patiently listens to our concerns with insight and care (Isaiah 9:6). He is the One who can say, “I’ve been through that. I understand.” I am encouraged by Deuteronomy 31:6 and Hebrews 13:5. Take courage in the Truth that our God will NEVER leave nor forsake us and that He is always with us (Joshua 1:5-9; Matthew 28:20). 

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