In times of suffering this can seem almost like a poor excuse when seeking to understand the why behind the pain. I almost pass over the love part and head straight to demanding a reason as to why I’m going through what I’m going through.
Jesus felt the same when He yelled from the cross “My God, My God, why have You forsaken me?” He, in that moment, felt the deepest level of abandonment. The incredible thing about what Jesus, being fully God, is He knew His Father would need to abandon Him. Yet, He still endured the cross because of the depth of His love for His Father and for you and I.
The reality is in our darkest moments, even if we could understand the why (as Jesus did) it doesn’t mean the pain would ease. We would still have to endure the pain, despite knowing the logic. His love is the only thing that will soothe our brokenness, which is why when we suffer it is His love that is offered first and freely.