We can think at times that God is out to get us and make things hard or stressful for us. In reality God knows us totally and understands our struggles. He really wants to help us through life. He has come amongst us through His Son Jesus. He has identified with us and gives us hope. The best football coaches are the ones who have played football at a high level and who during their career showed that they played with determination. That coach will understand his players. His team will put in a big effort as they know their coach has done the same.
“Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil— and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death. For surely it is not angels he helps, but Abraham’s descendants. 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 2:14-18, NIV.