The following is an excerpt for a guest post I wrote for my blogger buddy Veronica Anne. Click here to see the entire post over at her site.

Life can be tough. Medical challenges can shock us mentally and physically. Loss isolates. Rejection discourages. No matter what life throws at us, we can always turn to God with our troubles. Hebrews 4:15-16 describes Jesus as the great high priest. To fully understand the implications of that, we need to examine the historical context of high priests.

The high priest was a mediator between God and the Israelites. He entered the Holy of Holies on the Day of Atonement. Only the high priest could enter the Holy of Holies. Any other person who attempted to do so would die.

In the same way, we could not come to God on our own. Jesus became the mediator between God and man and created a way for us to come to God.

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