Have you ever seen a child get his heart truly broken? Have you seen the suffering in their eyes as the tears cascade down their cheeks? Have you heard their cries bursting from their mouth as they can't totally comprehend how anyone could hurt this much? Have you agonized over wanting to help, and not knowing how? Especially if that is your child who's hurting. And even though you warned them, they are lost and defeated.
God, the Father, understands this as he watches us - for we are truly His children. He sees us struggle in life, and hurt inside. He is aware of our tears as we wrestle with our trials and shortcomings. He knows our hurts and pains.
Understanding our situations, God not only sympathies with us but He offered His Son so that our suffering would, at most, be temporary and not eternal. There should be some comfort in knowing that the Creator of the Universe is aware of whatever circumstances we are experiencing...good or bad. He knows because He saw His Son go through it.
Just as our children seek solace in our arms (as we would desire) so God desires us to seek the same comfort from Him. Our children don't always understand... and neither are we capable of what God has planned for us. But through prayer we allow God to wrap us in His arms and open our hearts for mending.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4... "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of all mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God."