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Topics: God

Q:

Do the bad things that happen in our lives hurt God and make Him sad?


A:

Yes, I can assure you that God not only knows everything that's taking place in our lives, but He is also deeply touched when something bad happens to us. The Bible says that Christ was "a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering" (Isaiah 53:3).

But why does God feel this way when we're going through hard times? The reason is because He loves us and cares about us. God isn't indifferent to our hurts; He loves us! And just as you hurt when someone you love is hurting, so God -- in a far greater way -- is hurt when we are hurting.

This wouldn't be true if God didn't love us -- but He does, and that makes all the difference. The most important truth you will ever discover is that God loves you. We know this is true because He sent His Son into the world to die for our sins. Have you committed your life to Him?

But God not only loves us, but He wants to help us and encourage us when hard times come. This is why we can turn to Him in prayer, and trust every situation into His hands. Sometimes He answers our prayers by taking away the burden we're carrying. But even if that doesn't happen, He is still with us, and He'll give us the strength we need to see us through the hard times. The Bible says, "Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you" (Psalm 55:22).