As an introvert, it’s actually rare that I mind being alone. It’s genuinely therapeutic for me to spend extended times alone. I can go days secluded in my apartment without missing the interaction of other people. I don’t even feel remotely lonely.
On other other hand, I can be in a room full of people and feel utterly alone. Being physically alone isn’t the real issue here. It’s having no one who understands you. It’s feeling like there is no one who knows you. No one who wants to enjoy your presence. No one to help you in your time of need. No one to share the highs, the lows, and the in-betweens with.
That’s when my feelings try to tell me that I’m alone. Through my painful situation earlier this year, I felt the tug of the enemy to fall into this lie. It would’ve been so easy to start operating off the belief that I really was alone and there was no one there to even care. But I couldn’t deny the truth. And what I know to be true is that I’m never alone. Never. Not once. Not ever. God is always with us.
I have always loved the Great Commission:
Not only did Jesus command us to go and tell people about Him, but He also left us with a promise. That He would be with us always. What a promise.
Here are some more Bible verses about God being with us —
Deuteronomy 31:6 "Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you."
Romans 8:38-39 "For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord."
Isaiah 41:10 "Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."
Psalm 23:4 “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”
Each of these verses gives me such comfort. No matter how alone we feel, those are lies. The truth is that we are never alone. God is always with us.
Through the darkest and hardest night of this year, God was with me. He was holding me despite how deeply I was hurting. He knew my pain, because He was with me. He knew what I needed, because He was with me.
He was with me. And He is with you too.
This blog post is a part of a series called Rediscovering God for the Write31Days challenge to write every day in October. You can find links to all posts in my series here. If you want to know more about the Write31Days challenge, you can find out more at www.write31days.com.