“In all their distress, he too was distressed.” Isaiah 63:9
When I am distressed, God is distressed. The creator, the almighty, everlasting sovereign is so attuned to me, that he feels my anxiety, my pain. His relationship with me is that intimate. The burden of empathy a gift of his commitment. Before I even cry out to him, he is crying for me.
A God who cries for his creatures – this is a God to revere, a God to love and serve. This is a God to seek and find, a God who wants to be found. This God so wants to be found that he sent his one and only Son to the world to show us the way. No one ever has to be alone with this God ruling the universe.
Father God, seek and save all those who believe they are alone in their pain. Wrap them up in your loving embrace. Breathe comfort and hope into their souls. Keep them safe. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.