Hebrews 4:14-16 (NIV)
14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has gone through the
heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. 15
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our
weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—
yet was without sin. 16 Let us then approach the throne of grace with
confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time
of need.

In these verses just as the high priest of the temple would pass through the
curtain into the Holy of Holies Jesus has gone through the heavens as our high
priest to the throne of God. There He knows our weaknesses, our temptations,
our faults, and He is able to sympathize and speak with the Father. Because we
have someone who understands our infirmities, Jesus can speak on behalf of our
sin that we may receive abundant mercy and grace.

The other day I was walking through a home building supply store and I saw a
man struggling to load concrete board on a cart. The cart was rolling away as
he attempted to place the board on top of the cart. I knew what the struggle
was like, because I had loaded those same board by myself. The boards were
heavy, awkward to hold and the cart doesn't stay still, so I stopped to help
him. The man was grateful for the help, since no one else in the store had
stopped to help him. It makes a difference when someone understands the
struggle you are going through. Fortunately we have a savior who understands
all of our struggles. Jesus knows our pains, our heartaches, our hurts and our
needs. Better yet he understands our failures, our sins, our infirmities, and
our temptations and He lets us receive mercy and grace abundantly from Him.
Pray and give thanks to Jesus for His grace and mercy. Thank Him for his love,
for his understanding, for his friendship, and for being there when you need