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We do not have a high priest who is unable to empathise with our weaknesses,
but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are –
yet he did not sin (Hebrews 4:15; NIV).
1. Jesus doesn’t ask me
To go anywhere he hasn’t been,
Or to walk his narrow path alone.
2. Jesus doesn’t ask me
To face anything he hasn’t feared,
Or to cope with anguish on my own.
3. Jesus doesn’t ask me
To bear anything he hasn’t borne,
Or to suffer pain without his care.
4. Jesus doesn’t ask me
To love anyone he doesn’t love:
Instead, he waits to take my hand, and share.
1. Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness (Matthew 4:1; NLT).
I am with you always (Matthew 28:20; NLT).
2. He became anguished and distressed. He told them, “My soul is crushed with grief to the point of death” (Matthew 26:37-8; NLT).
In all their suffering he also suffered (Isaiah 63:9; NLT).
3. When they came to the place called The Skull, they nailed him to the cross (Luke 23:33; NLT).
He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows (Isaiah 53:4; NIV).
4. Love your enemies (Matthew 5:44; NIV).
Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing (Luke 23:34; NLT).