When we only know our emotions, the real truth is hard to see. It is a true discipline to search for truth when our hearts are broken. You may be like me and find myself with a broken heart frequently. From the darkness of this world. Then I am reminded that I am the light that the Light lives in me and that is what pushes back the darkness.
Is this what it is to be Christ-like; to see brokenness and long for their strength in the Lord to be stronger, to long for softness instead of bitterness. To know suffering and choose to grow instead of being stunted.