These words move me deeply. In the times when I feel abandoned I take comfort that Jesus too was abandoned by his friends. When I feel so alone in tribulation I am comforted knowing that God is with me. When my heart seems to fail I am encouraged in knowing that my Lord Jesus overcame temptation and prevailed against the dark forces of this age.
The message of the gospel is one of a conquering Messiah who faced down self-righteous religious leaders, demonic temptation, painful torture and undeserved death. It is the story of one who, against all odds, overcame these things and showed the world a better way. Jesus is the shining example of overcoming for those who suffer and are in pain.
I am in need today Lord. I need your comfort and your strength to overcome.