For we do not have a High Priest who is unable to sympathize and understand our weaknesses and temptations, but One who had been tempted [knowing exactly how it feels to be human] in every respect as we are, yet without [committing any] sin.

Hebrews 4:15

When Jesus says “I know,” He truly does know… He knows how we feel and He can understand because He has endured everything for our sake. Temptations come in many forms and some are so subtle that we don’t even realize that we are being tempted. Not all temptations are sin. Some, like a choice to buy something right now because it’s a bargain, except we don’t completely have the money. This isn’t necessarily a sin (unless God flat out told you “no”), but a distraction that will draw us a little off course from the best that Jesus has planned for us.

Some of these whispers from the enemy are so subtle because of our heart to be a good steward. It seems like the best and wisest choice in the moment, but Christ has another option (He always has the best option) that we can’t see with our eyes. If we will just wait on Christ and trust in His Faithfulness, we will eventually see the much better option. Jesus knows how difficult waiting on Him can be. However, we must remember that this is not idle time. This is precious time that we must use wisely to draw closer to Him so that our trust and faith may be strengthened.