“The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged”. (Deuteronomy 31:8 NIV)
I am single and alone. Will I ever work through all of these memories? I asked God why He has allowed me to be alone in life. Through the trials of dealing with what was done to me I have been alone much of the time. No one wants to be around someone who is dealing with depression, anxiety and complex PTSD.
You may have discovered this too. However, there is no shame in being depressed, anxious, having PTSD, or anything else. There is no shame in needing medication to help you treat it, or help you deal with it if you and your doctor decide that is the course needed. God has provided people in this world with knowledge to help us in these areas. Yet, we can still feel alone.
Jesus understands being alone. He was a single man. Never married, never had children or dated. In fact, He died completely alone, crying out to His Father, for you and me. If anyone understands what we’re going through when we’re alone it’s Jesus. Nailed to a cross, bleeding, gasping for air, and His Father leaves Him. He knows our pain.
We feel alone and we desire human interaction and encouragement, but our God offers the ultimate encouragement in His word. He’ll never leave you or abandon you.
God is enough, and He can fill you with His presence if you will only ask Him.
I feel alone and empty. Help me to realize you understand. I come to you asking for you to fill me with your presence and peace. Please bring people into my life to walk this road with me. Help me not be discouraged and afraid, but to trust in you.
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I always took comfort in John 2:24-25 because I also didn’t trust myself to others… had been hurt by them too many times. Our ultimate comfort always comes from God alone, but, so often I want flesh and bones too. How Jesus was able to get His strength from His Father has frequently baffled to me.
I had never looked at those verses before in that light. I too am amazed. If only we could be like Jesus. I know the feelings of hurt by other people too. I’m sorry you have felt that too. Yes, we can only find our comfort in God. I’m constantly finding now this is so very true. Thank you for sharing your heart.
Beautiful sentiments. Thank you!
Thank you Rebecca. This posting was a movement of God last night.
Love ❤️ the Bible verses used also a survivor of sexual assault struggle from time attending sexual assault group at Family Support Service in Amarillo Texas have made huge improvements with the help of those services and prayers from my church community. Wish ever survivor best of luck in their journey and my prayers go out to everyone in predicament.
Glenda, Thank you for sharing and for your honesty and prayers for everyone. I will be praying for you as you journey through recovery of your sexual assault. I find my personal trauma therapist very helpful if you are ever able to find an individual to help you and find that avenue helpful for you. Please feel free to follow my blog for encouragement. Prayers go with you as you continue to heal. God Bless you. Susan