There has never been a moment you were alone.
Maybe physically there wasn’t any other humans around. But in the spiritual realm around you, you’ve never been alone.
When your heart was crushed into a million pieces…
When grief overwhelmed your soul…
When you felt betrayed and unloved…
When you were so overwhelmed you couldn’t breathe…
Through the worst and best and every thing in between, you were never alone.
Even right now, if you are in pain, you’re not alone.
Jesus is there with you.
It’s easy to roll your eyes at that statement, I know.
But it’s not just that Jesus loves you in your pain..
It’s that He actually understands your pain.
He has felt the worst of all human emotions, more than any of us could ever fathom.
The night Jesus was arrested before He was crucified, we read about Him being in the garden of Gethsemane.
He knows ahead of time all that He was about to endure, and the real human emotions almost consume Him.
“He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee along with Him, and he began to be sorrowful and troubled. Then he said to them, “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.” Mark 26:37-39
Overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death…
Not only does Jesus experience the worst physical pain imaginable, He is also emotionally and mentally suffering as He is tortured, humiliated, and betrayed.
And on top of all of that? He takes on all of humanity’s sin. He separates Himself from the Father. This is a pain none of us will ever be able to fathom.
If you think Jesus doesn’t care or understand your pain, you’re wrong.
If you think He doesn’t know what it’s like to be completely sorrowful, you’re wrong.
And if you think He doesn’t sit beside you in your pain, if you think He doesn’t care about each and every tear falling from your eyes… you’re wrong.
Psalm 34:18 says, “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.
He is near.
You will never be alone in your pain, friend.
You will be met with grace and love Himself.
You will be in the presence of the One who experienced the greatest suffering ever.
As you sit in your pain, just know that He sits with you.
He won’t say to you, “stop feeling like that”.
He says, “I get it. I’m here.”
… and, “I’m not leaving.”
~Kelli Bachara, The Unraveling Blog
*Check out the Unraveling Podcast with Kelli Bachara for an episode on this, called "A God who Knows Our Pain"