Yes, we know that, but when we are hurting or are trying to move on from past rejections and past “abuse,” (no matter big or small, we may feel that we were all alone in that terrible time.
I was recently going through actually feeling the emotional hurt of some of those past things. They had stayed locked up inside because I learned to stuff emotions (especially what we term “negative emotions”) and stoically move on … oftentimes, thinking that was the spiritual thing to do.
Well, the flood gates began to open. I sensed that feeling the grief and hurt from stuffed incident after stuffed incident was part of God’s process for me to truly forgive (not just as a decision, but from the depths) and to truly move on.
As I cried, grieved, prayed, and journaled, the lightbulb went on! I realized that God had spoken into incident after incident. He had been intimately there with me, not just “there”…