You don't even want to close your eyes, but the tears keep coming and you're forced to squeeze them shut. Someone hurt you. Whoever they are, you wish they'd hurt, too. You wished they'd know your pain so much they wept with you. You just wish that someone... anyone... would feel what you're feeling. But there is no one....
Guess what? You're really not alone in your hurt, as much as it seems like that right now.
Your heart is breaking, and Someone else's heart is too.
"In all their suffering He also suffered, and He personally rescued them. In His love and mercy He redeemed them. He lifted them up and carried them through all the years." ~Isaiah 63:9 (NLT)
You don't have to hurt alone.
I know that God doesn't promise to take away all of our pain all the time. Our hurt grows us, strengthens us into what God has planned for us, so not always is He so quick to take the suffering from us. But He does promise us that He hurts with us. That He will be with us wherever we are in our lives- figuratively, physically, and spiritually. In our hurt, we can be assured that we don't have to suffer alone. Even if you feel like you're the only one that could ever possibly feel this way, God feels the exact same way.
It's such a comfort, isn't it? To know that we aren't alone? Especially on those nights when doubts plague us, and the lonely feeling in the pit of our stomach squeezes hard. Because no matter what we're feeling, God is there. He always has been, and always will.
Maybe you've felt like you were alone before. Do you have any verses that might have helped you? I'd love to heart them.