Deut. 11:18-28; Heb. 5:1-10; John 4:1-26
A common image of Jesus is of a "perfect" person, who was never angry or afraid, who basically had no emotions. It's hard to identify with such a person, and hard to be ourselves around one who is perfect.
But this is not who Jesus was "in the days of his flesh," the writer of Hebrews claims. "Jesus offered up prayers and supplications [requests], with loud cries and tears, to the one who was able to save him from death... Although he was a Son, he learned obedience through what he suffered" (5:7,8).
Jesus was "chosen from among human beings" to be our high priest who offers gifts and sacrifices for sins, who understands our weaknesses and ignorance.
When we pray, we can be completely honest with Jesus. We can "keep it 100" as Larry Wilmore says, and tell the truth.
Have we trials and temptations? Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged: take it to the Lord in prayer.
Can we find a friend so faithful, who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our every weakness; take it to the Lord in prayer.
Linda Wright Simmons
Alan Jackson - "What A Friend We Have In Jesus"