One of the most difficult things for me to believe growing up as a Christian was that God truly loved me. Rather, much of my Christian life was lived with the sense that I could never be lovable to God.
God does not promise us that life will be easy or without trials, but He promises that as we turn to Him, and remember Him, we will find peace in our afflictions. In fact, He tells us to come unto Him with a "broken heart and contrite spirit." He promises to “bind up the brokenhearted”.