Does God Care When I Hurt?

“There is a crack in everything,” wrote Canadian poet and musician Leonard Cohen. “That’s how the light gets in.”
Our areas of pain can become the exact places where we meet God and experience the intimacy of his comforting presence. “When you pass through the waters,” he says, “I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers they will not sweep over you.” (Isaiah 43:2 NIV)