Does it hurt to come into the light and be exposed? Yes, it's painful, there's mourning, there's tears, your whole self image is wrecked. The light will ruin you, as far as who you think you are. However, don't be afraid, for it is good, healing light. God will not expose your sin to laugh at you or mock you or to ridicule you, He will expose it in order to make you one of His children.