Do you have hidden pain?

Ever hurt in the very deepest part of you?  You show up at work. Church. Social events.  Internally the weight pulls you down, but externally you force up a smile.  You manage conversations but the pain is your constant companion. Tears stand ready to release at a moment’s notice. You feel so alone.

How many of us walk through seasons of life with hidden pain that no one would ever guess we are carrying?  What do we do with this burden?  This weight.

Our pain may be hidden from all the world, but our Savior, Creator, Friend, and Counselor is intimately acquainted with every nuance that is breaking our hearts.  He knows reality.  He knows the cause of your pain. He knows who hurt you.  He knows who betrayed you.  He knows who abused you.  He knows who lied to you.  He knows who accused you.  He knows who has rejected you.  He knows who has crushed you.  He knows.

Your pain, hidden from every human eye, is never hidden from God’s loving gaze.  If you will but trust Him with all your heart, He will enable you to walk this hard path.  He’s holding your hand.  He’s holding your heart.  He loves you.  And He truly wants the best for you. You might not feel any of these facts are true but that doesn’t alter their reality. Walk in faith, cry out to God, and find immense hope as you suffer hidden pain. Search the Scriptures and discover who God really is. He cares very much about what you are going through. He sees exactly what you are experiencing. And best of all, He is the “God of all comfort, who comforts us in ALL our affliction.”

For more comfort when dealing with hidden pain, I hope the following links will help:

He Knows  song by Jeremy Camp

God Only Knows song by King and Country

Psalm 139

I Peter 5:7

Psalm 88 sermon at Perimeter Church in metro-Atlanta

8 comments

  1. Thank you for writing about this subject. I think many people do the stiff upper lip routine, especially men, who are required to be stoic and strong in the face of pain of any kind. Good to remind us all of the One who bore the pain of our sin on the Cross, and so He can handle any other kind of pain we encounter.

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  2. Thank you for posting this, yes, He knows it all… Came across this great quote yesterday by Samuel Rutherford, and it was so comforting: “If your Lord calls you to suffering, do not be dismayed, for He will provide a deeper portion of Christ in your suffering. The softest pillow will be placed under your head though you must set your bare feet among thorns. Do not be afraid at suffering for Christ, for He has a sweet peace for a sufferer. God has called you to Christ’s side, and if the wind is now in His face, you cannot expect to rest on the sheltered side of the hill. You cannot be above your Master who received many an innocent stroke. The greatest temptation out of hell is to live without trials. A pool of standing water will turn stagnant. Faith grows more with the sharp winter storm in its face. Grace withers without adversity. You cannot sneak quietly into heaven without a cross. Crosses form us into his image.”

    That sermon is very good, for those who can’t understand deep darkness, maybe it would help them see better. I have way more compassion now for them that struggle with it after I faced my own. All the pain and anguish bring us closer to Him, I am thankful for my trials. Otherwise I’d have never known how He upholds me day by day.

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  3. For some of us we hide our pain out of pride, fear or shame. However in order to grow spiritually, we must deal and bring our pain to light for healing. There is no painful experience that God cannot touch and uses for His glory. We must be willing to admit our weakness and receive His grace. He definitely does know. We can bring our hidden hurts to God because He already knows about them. He also knows when we are avoiding dealing with our pain.

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