Worn out? Jesus was so tired that he slept in a boat even though a storm tossed it about.
Up at night with a little one? The disciples, who were in the boat with him, were so afraid of the storm they woke Jesus up!
Feeling misunderstood? Even Jesus’ friend Lazarus couldn’t understand how someone could be “born again.”
Been betrayed? One of Jesus’ closest friends, Judas, betrayed him.
Feeling let down by others? When Jesus asked his friends to pray with them in the Garden of Gethsemane, they fell asleep.
Been falsely accused? The Pharisees made up false accusations to get rid of Jesus.
Feeling overwhelmed? Jesus was so overwhelmed with facing the cross that he was sweating blood.
Dealing with physical pain? He experienced spikes in His hands and feet, a spear in his side, and a crown of thorns upon His head.
Don’t think your God understands your struggles? May you see Jesus truly as a Friend who understands, because that’s what Easter is really all about.
(adapted from Real Moms…Real Jesus)
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