Sometimes your life sucks. Let’s just go ahead and face that head-on. Are there people who are worse off then you? Probably. Are there people with more desperate and difficult circumstances than yours? I’m sure we could find someone out there, but that doesn’t mean your problems aren’t real and deep. It doesn’t mean that your life isn’t hard. The crazy stuff you have to face is frankly more than you can bear at times, and just because someone somewhere is worse off than you are, it’s still okay for you to feel that way about your life. Sometimes people look at you and say, “It’s not that bad. Come on, pull yourself together!” But that doesn’t help. What do they even know about it? They haven’t been through this! They aren’t feeling what you feel. They don’t know what it’s like! That’s why I love Jesus. Hebrews 1 says He’s the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of God’s being, sustaining everything by His powerful word, but chapter 2 says that Jesus became like us in every way so that He could be merciful. God stepped into the human experience. He was one of us. He felt rejection, pain and loss first hand as a real human. When John the Baptist (who was Jesus’ cousin) was executed by Herod, Jesus found out and tried to go away by Himself to mourn, but He didn’t get to do it. Crowds found Him and He ministered to them. It was hard, but in His pain, Jesus just had to keep going. Wow. God knows what it’s like to be us because He felt it first hand. Jesus knows your life is hard because He lived a hard life.