Scripture Reading: Romans 8:26–27
A. No one understands children like their parents.
B. If we can understand the language of our children, surely our heavenly Father can understand His children.
I. He understands our trials and heartaches.
A. He understands the pain of losing a loved one (John 11:35).
B. He understands the hurt of betrayal (Matthew 26:48–49).
C. He understands the feeling of rejection (John 1:11; 19:15).
D. He understands the meaning of unfair treatment (Acts 2:23).
E. He understands the concept of pain (Luke 22–23).
II. He understands our weaknesses and frailties.
A. Moses thought he should inform God of his inabilities (Exodus 4:10).
B. God made us (Gen. 1:26) and therefore knows our abilities even better than we do (Exodus 4:11; Jeremiah 1:5–7).
C. He won’t expect any more of you than you are able to give, nor will He accept anything less (Luke 12:47–48)!
III. He understands our temptations.
A. Since God cannot be tempted with evil (James 1:13), we might wonder if He is able to understand what we endure.
B. In the life of Christ, God proved He did understand (Hebrews 4:15).
C. Jesus was tempted more strongly than other man has ever been (Matthew 4:1–11), and yet He never sinned (2 Corinthians 5:21).
A. Even though God is so far above us (Isaiah 55:8–9), He is still able to understand His children in remarkable fashion (Romans 8:26–28).
B. We can take comfort in knowing that God knows us better than we know ourselves and loves us more than we can ever know!