Before God even created us, he knew our weaknesses. He knew fear was one of the biggest ways the enemy would attack our minds and attempt to derail the plans he had for us. It’s no wonder that scripture tells us to “fear not” or “do not be afraid” over one hundred times. But what about the person in the trinity who took human form? Was Jesus ever afraid?
The Bible tells us he was without sin, but we also see him experience human emotions. In Matthew 21:12 we see him angry because his Father’s temple is being used to take advantage of others. In John 11 we see him grieved over a dear friend’s death. But what about fear?
What Makes Jesus Able to Sympathize With Us: His Humanity
A few months ago, I entered a season of waiting with a major project I’d been working on. I flailed between trust and worry. One minute, I was certain God had everything under control and was confident he would take care of hundreds of details I couldn’t foresee. The next minute, I was afraid the worst would happen, rehearsing every possible scenario in my mind.When I enter panic mode, I know what I need to do. But my mind doesn’t always follow the spirit’s leading.
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