I believe we can heal from our hurts and find purpose from our pain.
Thirty years as a "Christian" and I'd never heard God's voice. Probably because my time with God had been a one-way conversation.
When your family breaks apart, your life becomes a series of new "firsts".
When all I feel is worry, hurt, and sadness it's easy to forget the promises of God.
The ugly truth about pain, is that it will cause us to disconnect from God, and loose our way.