God invites and welcomes your pain.

This might be a surprising one, but God never wants or expects us to try and handle rough times by ourselves.

Psalm 34.18 ( is the strongest reminder to me of this: ‘The Lord is close to the broken-hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.’

No matter how low we go – and can it ever be much worse than a broken heart or a crushed spirit – God doesn’t promise to remove the circumstances, but rather declares to us that God will never leave us to handle the hard times by ourselves.

God’s Spirit is in us, Jesus is interceding on our behalf and God will make God’s self known to us if we look out for God.