When you share your heart with someone who doesn’t yet understand your suffering,
When someone slips in a comment that wounds you deeper than they intended,
When you feel a pain stronger than you can express,
May you see God’s merciful hands outstretch before you.
May your heart find peace and safety in the One Who understands your pain not only because He’s carried you through it,
But because He’s felt it Himself.
May you be comforted by the One Who has endured every hardship, every heartache, every agony, all to hold you closer.
May you feel the empathy of the God Who loves you in and out, up and down, and every space in between.
May you feel the encouragement of the One who not only endured such pain, but conquered it.
May you know you are not alone.
So hold on to the ones that care deeply, and let them nurture your heart and soul.
And be patient with those who don’t yet understand.
For despite any hurtful comment they may utter, this truth sweet still remains:
Just because someone doesn’t understand, doesn’t mean your pain is any less significant.
May this truth soothe your soul.