Isaiah 53 says that Jesus was a "man of sorrows." I wonder how many people told him to look on the bright side. To not be such a Debbie Downer. To smile. I wonder if he was told that he wasn't living the victorious life. He wasn't trusting God. That he should just be more thankful.
If God Incarnate was a "man of sorrows" who looked the reality of life on this planet straight in the eyes and knew just how much life can hurt, why are we so darn scared to do the same? And why do we shun those who see the hard for what it really is?
If you have experienced sorrow up close and personal, you are not alone. That is the beauty of the gospel. God became man and is there with you in it. He knows. He knows.