I started out writing these posts in August 2017. This was one of my first posts in September 2017-almost four years ago. I felt I should begin to share a few of those first ones with you so those who have joined can see how God has worked in my life. It doesn’t happen overnight, but it does happen. I promise. Hang in there my friends!
Written in September 2017.
“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 severe 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 must not rescue 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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