It hurts, no one can understand how you really feel. We hide our pain, put on a brace face and carry on. Being strong is hard especially for long periods of time, coping on your own. I feel the pain of others, I really do.
Faith is seeing light with your heart when all your eyes see is darkness! In the book, Arbeely tells Armhad that faith is believing in something even without proof, because you know it in your heart to be true.