6-20-14 He Knows (a Sonnet)


The weaknesses you fight with ev’ry day,

That try to undermine your faith and hope,

It seems at times they never will allay,

And no one understands how hard you cope.

You’re told that Jesus understands your woes

But doubt that He can know these modern flaws.

The core of your temptations juxtapose

With ageless frailties from man’s first cause.

When God walked on the Earth in flesh and blood

The Devil tried his best to make Christ fall;

Temptations rained upon Him like a flood,

But Jesus cleaved to God right through it all.

Your Saviour surely knows your battles well;

Just cling to Him, He’s conquered sin and hell.


For we do not have a high priest who is unable

to sympathize with our weaknesses,

but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are,

yet without sin.

Hebrews 4:15 (ESV)