All of the lies we tell ourselves—I’m not enough, I have to be strong, I have to be perfect, and I am all alone—drain us from being ourselves, the person “beautifully and wonderfully made by God.” We have looked at the others, today we focus on the life stealing statement “I am all alone.”
We have all felt we are all alone, and to be honest, sometimes by choice. There is a sinister subtle belief that if I indeed can separate myself from everyone else, I do not have to deal with them and I do not have to be accountable to them. Thus, the slammed door, the walking away, or the complete silence slowly pushes us deeper inside ourselves away from others.
But you know what? We are still not alone. Try as we might we cannot get away from the love our God has for us! A little bit more of Psalm 139: “Where can I go from your spirit? Or where can I flee from your presence? If I ascend to heaven, you are there; if I make my bed in the lowest part of the earth, you are there. If I take the wings of the morning and settle at the farthest limits of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me fast. If I say, ‘Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light around me become night’, even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is as bright as the day, for darkness is as light to you.”
God walks with us when we feel we have taken the prize for being the ugliest, most awkward, least likable, and dumbest person alive! We are not alone. He is with us and will never leave us alone. Opening the slammed door, walking toward rather than away from family or friends, beginning to share what is happening inside us—all of these are ways of God’s love once again taking hold of us and letting us breathe again. Depression begins to lift, the fog of confusion starts to fade, and lights begin to be turned on again. Try as we might we are never alone!! Thank God who loves us and lives in the people around us!