He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. Like one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted.
I don’t like to think about suffering. And I definitely don’t like to experience it! We often think of Jesus the man healing the sick, raising from the dead, living the perfect life. We could easily miss a key fact that makes him our perfect intercessor. He was a man familiar with suffering. Have you been rejected? So was he, you can read all about it in the Gospels. Have you been beaten and abused? See the Gospels. Have the people you loved most in the world run or turned their backs on you? You’re getting the picture right?
Jesus understands suffering intimately as one well acquianted with suffering. So you can trust Him with yours. Make Him your partner in your suffering. Let Him in… let Him take it. Press in.