The poetry on this painting says, "She let her heart break wide open, so God could fill the empty space inside." Sometimes we're afraid to acknowledge our pain and open up ourselves to God. The people in our life may just be too wrapped up in their lives or too uncomfortable to sit with us in
The true test for me of God’s goodness was in how I responded to pain. If I blamed him, that meant he wanted me to go through it all. If I felt it was beyond him, I denied his power. Pain is a big reason people turn their backs on God.
No one likes to experience pain.
Why do we hurt? Why do bad things happen? There is plenty we can talk about with that subject, and in my years of writing about empowerment and forgiveness I've heard from lots of people who tell me about the things that have caused them pain.