Suffering is more unbearable when it feels meaningless or accidental. Viewing suffering in this way may make us feel alone, isolated or unfairly treated. However, when we toil and begin peeling away the layers of emotional pain, we are able to reach our core being and the point of truth connecting us to Borei Olam.
This awareness elevates us to a new dimension – a higher consciousness and understanding of the hand of G-d and Divine Providence behind everything that happened to us in the past. There bitterness can slowly change to sweetness. From weakness we are gradually strengthened.
This increased awareness of Hashem’s presence and love represents our coming out of the darkness of exile (galut hada’at). Finally, we realize we were never alone or abandoned. HaKadosh Baruch Hu was, is and will always be with us. However, it is only now, after we endure this often slow and painful therapeutic process that we are able to accept this truth intellectually and subsequently feel His Presence in our hearts.