The phrase is an apt description of certain periods of pain. Pain so intense, God seems to be light years away.
It hurts like hell describes pain, whether physical or emotional, that is so dark and senseless; without the slightest hint of understanding or explanation.
It just hurts.
Have you ever experienced such pain?
Maybe you’ve been the cause of it.
I’d like to say there’s a fast answer; an immediate cure for such pain.
But I can’t.
Sure, I could say, “Give it to Jesus. Cast your cares on Him for He cares for you.”
And yes, it’s a very good thing to do. But life still goes on, circumstances are as they were, and we still must find a way to cope.
The only consolation I’ve found, with God’s help, is truth that I’m not alone when it hurts like hell.
I don’t always feel God’s presence, or His care. But He has promised to be with me in trouble; in fact, a very present help in times of trouble.
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” (Psalm 46:1 ESV)
Even when it hurts like hell.