But our God makes us unique. In Matthew we read, "Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted." In Ecclesiastics we read "There is a season....A time to cry and a time to laugh. A time to grieve and a time to dance." When Jesus' dear friend died and He encountered the grief of his beloved family and we learn, "Jesus wept." We have a God who allowed His own beloved Son to die for us.
This God reveals Himself to us as a compassionate God who is close to the brokenhearted; who saves those who spirits are crushed. (Psalms 34:18)
At the darkest times we can remember Matthew 9:22 when a woman reached out to touch Jesus because she believed He was able to heal her and this is what happened: Jesus turned and saw her, he said, “Be encouraged, daughter. Your faith has healed you.” And the woman was healed from that time on.
So is it for us all.
O God of the broken and fragile, help me even when I am too overwhelmed to ask, when I can barely breathe, when my faith is hanging by a thread and I will, through the Spirit of God, cling to You forever with rejoicing. AMEN