How had it come to this? This wasn’t what I envisioned when I first started on this journey. My spirit is warring with my head. It’s as if I have been dragged through the mud, and my soul is feeling the abuse. I am tired. I feel alone.
All around me people are under attack. Some are going through marital problems. Others are struggling with strong-willed children who push their limits daily. Finances are in crises, health is failing, and life continues pouring down upon them with no end in sight. A voice whispers in their ears, telling them they are not enough. A nagging guilt overtakes them; preying on their fears, telling them they are alone. No one could possibly understand their struggles.
Perhaps this may be you right now.
With all gentleness, I remind you – Don’t believe the lie. You are not alone! This is a falsehood our enemy, the devil, wants you to believe. He wants you to feel helpless. He wants you to feel hopeless. He wants you to feel alone.
The truth is, I don’t know the details of what you are going through right now. But I’d like to. I’d like to hold your hand, listen while you pour out your heart, dry your tears, and tell God is with you through it all. I’d love to hug you and remind you that you are not in this by yourself.
The truth is, we cannot be with you every moment of the day, but God can and is! He sees your heart, your tears, your fears, and His hand is upon it all. He sees what brought you here; He sees right where you are; and, best yet, He sees where it leads.
I may not be walking in your shoes. but I do know what it’s like to be tossed in the storm and wonder if I’ll ever come out the other side. I know what it’s like to be lonely, hurt, and lost. And, I know I don’t want that for you.
Do not remain silent, hiding away from the world. Reach up. Ask God to strengthen you and surround you with the truth. Reach out. Ask those around you for prayer, encouragement, and a willing ear. Choose not to remain alone. Allow us to come alongside you and shower you with love. Allow us to share the burden and edify you before Christ.
I’ve had friends move all over the US. To each I say the same, and I say it again to you. Distance may prevent me from holding your hand or hugging you in your moments of greatest need, but distance cannot prevent me from loving you. Distance cannot prevent me from lifting you before the throne of heaven, begging our God to hear your request and answer the needs of your heart.
Nothing can separate us from the love of Christ (Romans 8:31-39). In Christ, we stand as sisters and brothers; ready to defend and edify. In Christ, we are one. In Christ, we are never alone.
“Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up!”
~ Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
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