Does God Understand Our Hurt?


Wally, I listen to your radio show every day! In fact, for the last 3 years, WAY-FM has been all I’ve listened to in the car.

Last year, my husband and I separated, and I felt my world was ending. Your show–the music, your banter, and the jokes–helped me through what I thought were my darkest days.

Seven weeks ago, my 17-year-old son took his own life. Now, my faith in God is barely hanging on. I haven’t been able to listen to music yet, so when y’all’s goofy shenanigans end, I have to quickly turn off the radio.

I have yet to be able to truly pray. I whisper through sobs. But listening to your show makes me feel a little bit normal…even if it’s only for a short while.

So thank you for what you do. The music has always helped me in troubled times, and I’m told I will once again be able to listen. Until then, I tune in for games, silliness, and just a tiny bit of laughter.

I am beyond sorry to hear about your son.  I cannot imagine the hurt you are going through right now.

I understand how it would be hard to pray, but the good news is, so does God.  He understands our pain.

That is why I love the story of Lazarus and how Jesus wept for Mary and Martha as they were angry at God for not preventing the death of their friend.  It shows that even though He saw the bigger picture and knew what would come of it, He still hurt when He saw them hurting.  I think it is still the same today.

I know you will get to a place where the words will break through your tears and your faith will carry you through this. In the mean time, I am glad we can help you laugh a little and give you a rest from the grief, even if it’s just for a moment.



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Just a note to your listener. I lost my husband by his own hand. I too could not listen to Christian music for a long time or pray. I still don’t understand the purpose of this event. When I saw the pain my husband was in and he was trying to turn to God but that is where I have trouble. He was searching for peace but could not find it. We will never know the answer on earth. I am 2 yrs and 11 months and can listen to the music again and can pray again. I still question… Read more »


I also cannot even BEGIN to understand your pain or why this happened! This is a faith-tester if there ever was one! I will be praying for you as you grieve and continue to seek God during this time!


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