It may sound odd to say that God hurts. But it’s true. God loves you so much that God hurts deeply when you turn away from God, struggle, try to do everything on your own, suffer, or hurt others or yourself. This truth about God’s love is also truth about your love. When you hurt because you love, God is better able to fill you with healing love, empower you to touch others in miraculous ways and help you mature as the child of God you have been created to be. And while God doesn’t want you to hurt, God always has a way of using everything for good. So the next time you hurt because someone else hurts, remember that your pain may be a means for receiving a gift from God you will cherish forever.