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!

Tom Olyott