These are the opening lyrics to Johnny Cash’s cover song, Hurt.
Someone reminded me of this song recently. I played it just the other day at a concert I was overwhelmed with God’s compassion for those who are in addictions. It doesn’t matter what it is, drugs, sexual bondages, alcohol… Jesus hurts for you. He hurts with you. As I performed the song, a scene from Pay it Forward flashed in my mind. I didn’t even know why until 30 seconds ago when I looked it up and watched it.
I am now crying.
Jesus is our merciful High priest who ever lives to intercede for us.
For this reason he had to be made like them, fully human in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people. Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted. Hebrews 2:17-18
Jesus wants to fix your heart. Will you let him?