When we’re in the valley, a common human response is to ask “why” or to blame God. Mary, Martha, and Lazarus were dearly loved friends of Jesus, Who spent time in their home. When their brother Lazarus died, Mary and Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died” (John 11:21, 32). They blamed Jesus. But even so, Jesus had compassion on them. He felt their pain and wept. No matter how the valley looks, Jesus has compassion and empathy for us. Notice what Jesus said as He faced death on the cross: “Now my heart is troubled, and what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour?’ No, it was for this very reason I came to this hour. Father, glorify your name!” (John 12:27-28). Jesus felt physical and emotional human pain as He hung on the cross. He can relate to us better than anyone. “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you” (1 Peter 5:7). Are you letting Him care for you?
Read: John 11:1-37; Hebrews 4:14-16