Never Alone

“Blessed [gratefully praised and adored] be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts and encourages us in every trouble so that we will be able to comfort and encourage those who are in any kind of trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”
2 Corinthians 1:4 AMP

We are never alone. I often think of this in terms of God’s presence, for God’s Word is filled with the reminder to fear not, for He is with us wherever we go (Isaiah 43:5, Deuteronomy 31:6).

Yet in addition to always having God’s presence with us (which is amazing in and of itself), we are also never alone in our struggles. We must remember that there is always somebody else who has “been there; done that.”

One of the biggest lies Satan can tell us is that we are the only one going through what we are going through. He tries to isolate us by making us believe we are alone in our struggles and in our temptations. He makes us believe that we are the only ones ever to face a “monster such as this” in our lives.

But we are not alone. We must remember this: we are not alone. In fact, I want you to say that out loud with me right now. Say it and let it’s truth penetrate your heart: “I am not alone.”

Do you feel rejected?  Ignored Unnoticed?

You are not alone.

Grieving the loss of a dream? the loss of a loved one?

You are not alone.

Are you sick? Wounded? Pleading for God’s healing touch?

You are not alone.

Did your future suddenly get cloudy? Are your greatest fears beginning to become reality?

You are not alone.

Remember this truth today: You are not alone. God’s Word is filled with people who battled the same demons, who traveled the same paths, and who experienced the same feelings overwhelming you this very moment. They’ve experienced your joys; they’ve experienced your sorrows. They’ve been where you are and have gone where you are going.

God doesn’t want us to do life on our own. He desires us and encourages us to talk with one another, pray with one another, and support one another. He calls us to comfort one another with the comfort we have been given.

I can not count the number of times I’ve chosen to open up to somebody about a personal struggle only to hear back something like, “I understand.  I’ve been there myself.” And there is a great relief and an immense sense of hope that accompanies realizing we are not alone. Whether the one who understands is currently going through our struggle or has already made it to the other side, there is comfort in knowing we are not alone.

Therefore let me encourage you in this truth this morning. As you enter a new day and a new week, enter knowing you are not alone. You are never alone. For not only is God with you, but He has also surrounded you with others who have been, are going, or will be going through what you feel right now.

So ask God to show you. Ask God to lead you to the one who can comfort you with the comfort which they have been given.  Ask God to bring along side you the one (or more than one) who will join hands with you and walk with you and daily remind you you are never alone. And ask God to use you as well. Ask Him to use you to be the comfort someone needs. Ask God to show you the one (or more than one) who needs your hand–who needs you to share the comfort you have been given. Ask. Ask and know you will receive. Know whether God uses you to comfort someone or uses someone to comfort you, His Word is true: you are never alone.

 

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