Topic: Jesus Is the Best Kind of Helper
Although He was a Son, He learned [active, special] obedience through what He suffered and, [His completed experience] making Him perfectly [equipped], He became the Author and Source of eternal salvation to all those who give heed and obey Him. — Hebrews 5:8-9 (AMPC)
Joyce Meyer Daily Devotional 9 September 2020 Message:
Have you ever felt overwhelmed trying to figure out how to make a new phone or other device work properly? That kind of thing comes easily to those of us who know a lot about technology, but it can be frustrating to people like me who aren’t tech savvy and just want the device to work already! I’ve learned that if I accidentally hit the wrong button on my phone and start having trouble with it, all I need to do is look for a young person to help me. Even though I’m older and have much more life experience than the sixth-grader who can fix my phone, that child has something I don’t have: specific experience with today’s technology. I may know a lot in some areas, but I can’t fix my phone; I need help, and the best kind of helper is one with experience.
On that note, Jesus has all the experience required to help us through our journey. Hebrews 5:8–9 speaks volumes to me, not only about Him but also about my life and yours. Jesus needed specific experience in what it’s like to be human so He could truly understand our pain, which is what enabled Him to become our High Priest and help us heal.
My experience with Jesus’ healing power makes me a good candidate to boldly tell others how He will heal their wounded souls just like He’s healed mine. In the same way, your experience in life and in letting Him restore you will equip you to share your testimony with others. Jesus’ suffering and experience equipped Him to fulfill what God wanted Him to do. Hebrews 4:15 says He is able “to understand and sympathize and have a shared feeling with our weaknesses” (AMPC) because He’s already gone ahead of us and made it through all the things that cause us pain.
I encourage you today, even right now, to offer your experience to God, ask Him to heal you, and trust Him to use your hurts to help others heal. I vividly remember praying one day, “God, I’m a broken mess, but I’m Yours if You can use me.” And He did. He chose to use me in specific ways to help others, and I believe there is a specific way He wants to work through you, too. Nothing we give to God is ever wasted. If you’ll give Him your pain, He’ll turn it into a beacon of hope for hurting people.
Prayer Starter: Father, I give You all my pain, all my mistakes, and all my experiences, both good and bad. Thank You for using my life to help hurting people, and for healing all the broken places of my heart. In Jesus’ Name, amen.
Today’s Daily Devotional Message was culled from the book Healing the Soul of a Woman – by
Joyce Meyer Daily Devotional 9 September 2020 Message– Joyce Meyer is an American Charismatic Christian author and speaker and president of Joyce Meyer Ministries. Joyce and her husband Dave have four grown children.