We are to consider, to think carefully about Jesus dying on the cross and all He went through. For when we do this, our own struggles will seem light and almost non-existent. Not only that, but it will help us not get overly sad, hurt or frustrated. It will keep us from feeling defeated.
This verse literally leapt off the page at me. We are to consider (to think about carefully and thoughtfully) Jesus and what He went through for us. In the middle of the mundane activities of life that often frustrate us or smack dab in the midst of a ferocious personal storm, we are to consider His sacrifice for us. It was a giant, incalculable one that when compared with our present sufferings, great or small, will always be the trump card.
For when we do this, when we consider the cross of Christ and His death for our earthly abundant life and eternity, it will be very difficult to grow weary and lose heart.
Thankfully, we have a God who knows we hurt and is still very near to the broken hearted, counting tears and providing shelter as a strong tower, to those of us who follow Him.
May we always remember Christ’s sacrifice. May we always honor it. May we always consider it.