Hebrews 4:15 says:
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.

Catch this…Jesus sympathizes with our weakness.

He isn’t looking you (or me) over with a disapproving glare because we find ourselves tempted to eat…again…even when we aren’t hungry.

He sympathizes with our weakness.

Oh, how I needed to hear that today!

Strong’s says this word “sympathizes” means:

1) to be affected with the same feeling as another, to sympathise with
2) to feel for, have compassion on

The word for “weakness” means:

1) want of strength, weakness, infirmity
1a) of the body
1a1) its native weakness and frailty
1a2) feebleness of health or sickness
1b) of the soul
1b1) want of strength and capacity requisite
1b1a) to understand a thing
1b1b) to do things great and glorious
1b1c) to restrain corrupt desires
1b1d) to bear trials and troubles

I am encouraged. Thank you, Lord, for that word of encouragement.