Someone who has “been there” like you will be there for you.
In other words, when you’re going through something tough, someone who has been through something similar is able to truly sympathize with your situation, and is more likely to help you get through it. After all, they know what it’s like. They have “been there.”
Have you ever been in pain? Have you faced criticism? Have you wept when a loved one died? Have you ever been abandoned? Have you looked evil in the face and been invited to give up on God?
Well, so has Jesus. He has “been there.” Hebrews 2:18 says: “Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.”
The Pulse Podcast is about living abundantly wholeheartedly. It includes different kinds of content: Interviews, featured topics, or biblical studies. This episode is the later—a more in-depth look at Hebrews 2:5-18.
I take us through the text to explore the humanity of Jesus and highlight three helps for weary souls.
The sermon based on this same section of text is called “Someone who’s been there” and can be accessed here.