It’s lonely, sitting in pain that no one else can quite comprehend.
It’s often hard to articulate exactly what it is that’s “painful”, and when you try you often get met with a pep talk to help you feel better.
Pep talks rarely bring us out of deep pain.
Pain is lonely because we know no one else can feel all that we feel, and think all the we think, even if they are in the same situation.
Pain is unique to each of us.
It can feel like our pain gets brushed aside and swept under the rug when it’s not acknowledged for what it is.
I hope you know, you with the broken heart, that God is not like other people when it comes to pain.
He understands your pain completely and fully, in fact, He understands it better than you do!
And you know what else?
Every ounce of pain you’ve experienced He has counted.
There has never been a tear shed from your eyes that He missed.
There has never been a moment when you felt like your were punched in the gut with grief that God wasn’t at your side, helping you breathe.
Your pain has always, always been seen and cared about.
I know you might wonder, well if He saw it all, why didn’t He do anything about it?
Why didn’t He stop it?
Consider for a moment that just because God didn’t prevent pain from entering your life, doesn’t mean He wasn’t holding you through it.
He was there, friend.
As you picture the pain that you encountered, and maybe the pain you are still encountering today, I hope you’ll picture it with Him in the pain, too.
We are not immune to pain, and pain will not discriminate.
But your pain will never be shoved to the back burner by God.
He gives us so much permission to bring it to Him.
I pray you’ll do that.
And as you do, know that He meet you with a caring and tender heart.
In the way only the Father can.
You are so loved.
He cares about your pain.
~Kelli Bachara, The Unraveling Blog