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Are you feeling lonely?

Originally published Tuesday, 30 April 2013.

I’ll be with you as you do this, day after day after day, right up to the end of the age. Matthew 28:20b (MSG)


You are not alone.

Whatever you are going through or how you feel or what you’ve been told: you are not alone.

It’s easy to feel alone isn’t it?

It’s easy to feel like you’re the only one going through something and that no one else will understand, easy to forget that the feeling of being alone is a lie.

Recently, I’ve been feeling alone. My husband and I were told his cancer is back and I felt like I was on my own.

When I was at my worst God sent some people to encourage me, some people who told me they were there were for me.

They swooped in with offers to pray and bring food and told me their stories of how they made it through hard times and I realized I am not alone.

A friend told me the most encouraging thing a friend could have said to him when his mother died was, “I’m here for you.”

Four simple words that would have told him, “You are not alone”. A sentence that breathes hope when one is gasping for air.

I think there is a reason that there are so many bible verses that tell us God is with us always and that he will never leave us and forsake us. I think there are so many because God knew that when we feel alone we will listen to the lies and believe we are alone.

God knew when we feel alone we might even think God has forsaken.

But there is a very important phrase hidden at the end of Matthew 28:20. A promise that Jesus will be with you as you go through hard things, feel terrible and wonder why you have been forsaken. Our assurance is this, Jesus has promised: I’ll be with you as you do this, day after day after day…

No matter what you are going through right now I want to encourage you that you are not alone. (tweet this)

Even if you look around and see no one standing there, you can believe that you are not alone, that Jesus is there.

And if you’re on the other side, feeling supported and loved why not take a moment to reach out to someone and tell them, “I’m here for you.”

If you’re feeling alone today please share in the comments so we can encourage you and remind you that you are not alone.

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