I had some heart-breaking moments last year with the totally unexpected loss of two people who I was really close to. The pain I felt in those times was immense and overwhelming at points. At the time, I knew that I follow a God who says that he'll be there no matter what's going on and I found that He kept that promise. There was so much hope in the moments of loss, there was joy and comfort and strength for me when I felt so weak. And I found that I could rely on and talk to a God who was not far away, but unbelievably, ridiculously close! He did not stay away in my loss and my mess but showed me just how near He is!