Does God really sympathize with me in my time of need? - Sympathy - TouchPoints

Does God really sympathize with me in my time of need?

Psalm 103:13The Lord is like a father to his children, tender and compassionate to those who fear him.

Psalm 72:12-14He will rescue the poor when they cry to him; he will help the oppressed, who have no one to defend them. He feels pity for the weak and the needy, and he will rescue them . . . for their lives are precious to him.

Isaiah 63:9In all their suffering he also suffered, and he personally rescued them. In his love and mercy he redeemed them. He lifted them up and carried them through all the years.

Psalm 68:3-6His name is the Lord— rejoice in his presence! Father to the fatherless, defender of widows— this is God, whose dwelling is holy. God places the lonely in families; he sets the prisoners free and gives them joy.

Exodus 22:26-27If you take your neighbor’s cloak as security for a loan, you must return it before sunset. This coat may be the only blanket your neighbor has. How can a person sleep without it? If you do not return it and your neighbor cries out to me for help, then I will hear, for I am merciful.

Deuteronomy 10:18He gives justice to orphans and widows. He shows love to the foreigners living among you and gives them food and clothing.

Judges 2:18Whenever the Lord raised up a judge over Israel, he was with that judge and rescued the people from their enemies throughout the judge’s lifetime. For the Lord took pity on his people, who were burdened by oppression and suffering.

Psalm 9:9The Lord is a shelter for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.

Psalm 91:15When they call on me, I will answer; I will be with them in trouble. I will rescue them and honor them.

Isaiah 40:1-2“Comfort, comfort my people,” says your God. “Speak tenderly to Jerusalem. Tell her that her sad days are gone and that her sins are pardoned. Yes, the Lord has punished her in full for all her sins.”

Isaiah 66:13I will comfort you there as a child is comforted by its mother.

2 Corinthians 7:6But God, who encourages those who are discouraged, encouraged us by the arrival of Titus.

2 Corinthians 1:3-4All praise to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. He is the source of every mercy and the God who comforts us. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When others are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.

There is no trouble that comes to you without the watchful eye of your heavenly Father seeing it and sympathizing with you. Just knowing he cares is the beginning of healing.

Matthew 9:36He felt great pity for the crowds that came, because their problems were so great and they didn’t know where to go for help. They were like sheep without a shepherd.

Matthew 20:34Jesus felt sorry for them and touched their eyes. Instantly they could see! Then they followed him.

Luke 7:13When the Lord saw her, his heart overflowed with compassion. “Don’t cry!” he said.

John 11:35Then Jesus wept.

Matthew 14:14A vast crowd was there as he stepped from the boat, and he had compassion on them and healed their sick.

Hebrews 4:15This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same temptations we do, yet he did not sin.

The life of Jesus is a story of tender compassion toward those in need. There is no temptation, hurt, or pain that comes into your life that does not touch his sympathetic heart.

Hebrews 2:14-18it was necessary for Jesus to be in every respect like us, his brothers and sisters, so that he could be our merciful and faithful High Priest before God. He then could offer a sacrifice that would take away the sins of the people. Since he himself has gone through suffering and temptation, he is able to help us when we are being tempted.

Hebrews 5:2And because he is human, he is able to deal gently with the people, though they are ignorant and wayward. For he is subject to the same weaknesses they have.

Jesus became human so that he could sympathize with your every need, including your need for strength against temptation.