“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted.”  Psalm 34:19

Faith embodies paradox that we do not understand. We often wonder where God has gone with we experience the pain of loss, when in truth, during hard times, the closeness of God is like the air we breathe.  Consider that as Christians, we worship the Crucified One, God who has shared our humanity in all its glory and horror. Then, the cry of the psalmist erupts from the soul as a natural prayer. God is close to the broken hearted because God knows our pain by experience.