One variation of an old spiritual goes: “Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen... nobody knows but Jesus.” But sometimes we may wonder: does Jesus really understand the pressure we’re under? The demands of our job, with long hours and the pressure to perform. The demands of managing a household and having to be at three places at one time. The pressure of getting older, balancing medications and doctor’s visits with a limited income. The pressures of school, parenting, financial limitations, people’s expectations, even the pressures of the Christian life. Does Jesus really know the pressure I’ve seen? Yes, and he shows grace under pressure.
Scripture: Mark 3:7-19