Psalm 23:4 – “Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.”
When we go through hardships in life, it can make us anxious and worried. People run to temples or churches or see counsellors to get some solutions to their problems. The Bible instructs to cast all your anxieties on Jesus for He cares for you (1 Pet. 5:7). Every worry or anxiety can be brought to Jesus. God heals the broken-hearted and binds up their wounds (Ps. 147:3). Jesus is our wonderful Counsellor and He has the answer to all our problems (Isa. 9:6).
Jesus had compassion on the crowds that accompanied Him to get deliverance from illness, sickness, leprosy, demon possession, etc. He had compassion on the woman who had a bent back for eighteen years and the woman who had flow of blood for twelve years. According to the Mosaic Law, touching lepers or unclean women would make them impure. Yet Jesus had compassion on these people. Jesus turned their wailing into dancing; removed their sackcloth and clothed them with joy (Ps. 30:11). Also, Jesus raised up Lazarus (John 11), the son of the widow of Nain (Luke 7:11-17) and Jairus’ daughter (Luke 8:40-56) from the dead. When Jesus went to Bethany to see Lazarus buried in his tomb, He wept (John 11:35). He had compassion for the people who mourned for their lost ones. Jesus taught that “Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted” (Matt. 5:4). It is alright to weep and be sad, because Jesus will wipe every tear from their eyes.
Christ understands every pain you go through, because He too endured the same suffering. The Bible says regarding Jesus, “For in that He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted” (Heb. 2:18). You may be mocked or humiliated by others. Know that Jesus was also mocked and humiliated. You may be physically exhausted because of the work you are involved with. Jesus warmly calls us saying, “Come unto Me all you who labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest” (Matt. 11:28). “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need” (Heb. 4:16).