I know their sorrows!
(James Smith, "The Pastor's Evening Visit")
"For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are" Hebrews 4:15
"I know their sorrows!" Exodus 3:7
The Lord is acquainted with all the sorrows of all His people. We do not suffer unnoticed. He sympathizes with us — and will sanctify sorrow to us. When we suffer — Jesus sympathizes!
Beloved, He knows our sorrows, and He will be our Comforter. Let us lay them before Him. He will be gracious unto us at the voice of our cry. When He hears — He will answer. He is touched with the feeling of our infirmities. He once suffered — He was "The Man of Sorrows, and familiar with suffering." He is able to support us who now suffer.
His sorrows are ended — and ours will be over soon! Weeping may endure for a night — but joy comes in the morning! We shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away. We shall enter into His joy, be filled with His love, and so be forever with Him!
"He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain!" Revelation 21:4
O Jesus! Do not allow me to dwell on my sorrows — but direct my heart into Your love!