Hard Times May Come, But He’s There With Us Through Them All
Though we aren’t promised an easy life, we are told that Christ will be there with us when we believe in Him, that he won’t give us more than we can handle with His help, and even our hard times can be used to glorify God.
Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast [our] profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as [we are, yet] without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
To incorporate these passages’ foundational work concerning hard times, we must consider the prior verses starting at 11, where the Apostle exhorts us to observe the proposed rest in salvation. This life that we labor in is prescribed as the work that we must do to come into salvation (eternal rest). Not being selfish, we call upon one another in earnest to labor in this life to see the salvation of the Lord.
We have a great high priest- Jesus the Son of God to whom we have professed our Faith for our infirmities’ redemption, who, like us, was tempted in all points yet sinned not. If we labor, then we should come boldly unto the throne of Grace and gain mercy and find His Grace in our time of need.
Elohei Chasdi, God of my kindness, goodness, and faithfulness- Psalm 59:17; we thank You for rest in eternal salvation. We gather and assemble ourselves to give You praise in all the earth for the boldness in which we approach Your throne. We decree and declare the blessing (the indwelling of the Holy Spirit) upon those who labor in this life to gain the admission of salvation, so that; we who come boldly before the throne of God will find Grace. Now, for the Kingdom and Glory of God, we petition, with anointing, in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord, and Savior, Amen.