With a physical pain, there is an obvious link between the psychological experience of pain and an awareness of a physical location in the body. So, with this kind of logic, we can come back to the neural similarities between emotional and physical pain. If the similarity is not just in the brain but in the body, it’s perfectly reasonable to ask: Where does an emotional pain hurt?
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.
He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.
Where do these amazing things called emotions come from? Feelings are the bane and blessing of our existence: a blessing, for example, as they create a profound joy within us as we look upon our children; or a bane as we experience times of grief and loss. At those various times our emotions match the delights and disasters of life. The source of emotions is a surprising place. This ability to feel comes from our being made in the image of God.
1 Chronicles 4:10
Jabez called upon the God of Israel, saying, “Oh that you would bless me and enlarge my border, and that your hand might be with me, and that you would keep me from harm so that it might not bring me pain!” And God granted what he asked.
My anguish, my anguish! I writhe in pain! Oh the walls of my heart! My heart is beating wildly; I cannot keep silent, for I hear the sound of the trumpet, the alarm of war.
You don’t have to look very far to see someone who is hurting and in pain. It could be physical or emotional pain, so take the time to share these Bible verses with them so that they might minister to their pain and help them to put their pain into an eternal perspective.