God has endowed our bodies with the extraordinary ability to heal. When a healthy person cuts, scratches, or stings himself, his body "commands a series of reactions designed to heal wounds, large or small" (Johns Hopkins Medicine). The body immediately goes into action to stop the bleeding, dilate blood vessels, repair the injury, and strengthen tissues.

If the Creator made us bodies capable of healing physical wounds, can't we trust His promise to help us recover from emotional wounds as well? "He heals the brokenhearted," wrote the psalmist; "he heals their wounds" (Ps 147:3). But if you are suffering emotionally because of a past or present situation, how can you be sure that Jehovah will heal your wounds-now and in the future?

What does the Bible teach about God's love?

God promises: "Do not be afraid, for I am with you. Don't worry, for I am your God. I will make you strong. Yes, I will help you" (Isaiah 41:10). Those who know that Jehovah cares for them are reassured and find strength to face various difficulties.

This inner calm was called by the apostle Paul "the peace of God, which surpasses all that can be understood." Paul added, "In all things I have strength in Him who gives me power" (Philippians 4:4-7, 9, 13).

The Bible gives us faith in Jehovah's promises about the future. For example, Revelation 21:4, 5 tells us what He will do and why we can be sure that He will do it:

"He will wipe away every tear" from our eyes. Jehovah will wipe away all our sufferings and worries, even those that seem insignificant to others.

"Sitting on the throne" in his heavenly glory, the Almighty King of all creation will exercise his power and authority to prevent suffering and bring us the help we need.

Jehovah assures us that his promises are "trustworthy and true. In fact, to guarantee that he will reach them, he is risking his reputation as the true God.

"'He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more; there will be no more mourning or crying or pain. The old things will be gone."

And he who sits on the throne said, 'Look, I am making all things new. He added, 'Write, for these words are true and trustworthy'" (Revelation 21:4, 5).

Both the physical universe and the Bible reveal the personality and attributes of our Heavenly Father. Creation is an implicit invitation to know God as an Intimate Friend, but the Bible makes that invitation explicit, saying, "Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you" (Jas. 4:8). Acts 17:27 declares, "He is not [far] from each of us. 

By taking the time to get to know God, you will come to believe that "He cares for you" (Peter 5:7). What practical benefits does such trust in Jehovah bring?

Consider the case of Toru from Japan. Although raised by a Christian mother, Toru entered the violent world of the yakuza, the Japanese mafia. 

He says, "I believed that God hated me and I thought that the death of people around me, especially those who were very dear to me, was my punishment. Toru admits that this destructive environment and mentality made him "a heartless and insensitive person." 

He had an ambition: "I wanted to die young after having killed someone better known than me, and thus become famous. 

However, by studying the Bible with his wife, Hannah, Toru's life and mindset changed dramatically. "My husband's outlook changed," says Hannah. Today, Toru confidently states, "There is a God who truly cares for each of us. 

He does not want anyone to die and is ready to forgive those who truly repent of their sins. 

He hears things that no one else can hear and that no one else would understand. Soon, Jehovah will eliminate all problems, all suffering and all anxieties. 

"Even now he is helping us in very unexpected ways. He is interested in us and brings us out of depression" (Psalm 136:23).