Are you hurting right now? Know that the Word of God can speak to you in every situation of your life. Here are some reminders for you.

  1. Psalm 34:18 The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.

Remember this, you are not hurting because God has left you, or is far away. God is near. Invite him in your life, especially when you are hurting.

  1. John 11:35 Jesus wept.

When Jesus saw the grief that people had when Lazarus had died, his love and compassion for us made him cry. This is our God, who feels with us, who weeps with us when we are hurting and who smiles with us when we rejoice.

  1. Matthew 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

God doesn’t want you to hurt or mourn. There is comfort.

  1. Matthew 11:28-30 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Give your pain and hurt to Jesus. He doesn’t want you to carry it, but will give you peace instead.

  1. John 16:33 I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.

Jesus doesn’t promise us that everything in this world will be fine, quite the opposite, there will be hardship. That’s when you need to turn to Jesus, because he has overcome the world

  1. Matthew 6:14-15 For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

Here is something challenging when we are hurting. To have peace, find it in your heart to forgive the person who hurt you. Forgiveness is not earned or deserved, but given anyway, just like God forgives us.

  1. Revelation 21:4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.

Ultimately, we live with the hope that one day there will be no more pain, no more crying. One day we will be with Jesus in the new Jerusalem. There is an end to pain, hurting, suffering. But there is no end to God’s love and grace.