Harming someone horribly, being deeply wounded, losing a soul mate or sharing in the pain of someone you love will shake you to the very core of your being. And you often hurt all the more because you look for God, yet God seems absent. But God is never absent. God is always present giving you exactly what you need, even if it’s not exactly what you think you want. In fact, it’s in your very worst moments that you have the potential of experiencing God’s unconditional love more than you ever have, are healed of wounds you didn’t even know you had, and become more compassionate, generous and loving than you imagined. Remember: God doesn’t set up your pain in order to swoop in and be a hero. It just that God never wastes anything – including the worst possible things that happen.