The king also himself passed over the brook Kidron.2 Samuel 15:23
David was not unfamiliar with trouble. He dealt with lions, bears, and a giant when he was just a teen. From there, he was exiled by King Saul, betrayed by close friends, and faced a coup at the hands of his son. You could say that he was very aware of the cost of the anointing. David was actually a picture of the One who was touched with the feeling of our infirmities. Jesus faced everything you and I face, He too experienced the suffering of being human. Here are some thoughts from Spurgeon on this encouraging truth.
“David passed that gloomy brook when flying with his mourning company from his traitor son. The man after God’s own heart was not exempt from trouble, nay, his life was full of it. He was both the Lord’s Anointed, and the Lord’s Afflicted. Why then should we expect to escape? At sorrow’s gates the noblest of our race have waited with ashes on their heads, wherefore then should we complain as though some strange thing had happened unto us?
Heb. 4:15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
The KING of kings himself was not favored with a more cheerful or royal road. He passed over the filthy ditch of Kidron, through which the filth of Jerusalem flowed. God had one Son without sin, but not a single child without the rod. It is a great joy to believe that Jesus has been tempted in all points like as we are. What is our Kidron this morning? Is it a faithless friend, a sad bereavement, a slanderous reproach, a dark foreboding? The King has passed over all these.”
This is where Christianity gets real, Jesus became a man. He suffered just like we suffer. He understands betrayal, hunger, loneliness, and lack. He faced criticism, misunderstanding, and disappointment. He knows exactly what you are going through because He has been there Himself. The difference between us and Him, He never sinned. He is our sinless High Priest Who represents us before His Father. Maybe you are facing trouble today, all of us are dealing with stuff. Have you lost loved ones and friends? Jesus has been there too. He understands your weaknesses and stands ready to help us. Draw near to Him in your troubles; more help is available than we could ever know.