I sat in my chair in the classroom, once again, the new person. Another move, the thirty-sixth move, had brought me (us) to a new city. It’s hard to be the new kid, especially when you are no longer a kid. I’m older now, more confident in sitting alone, but there’s something about loneliness. Being alone brings attention to itself. Loneliness is really a bully, rather self-focused, always thinking about being alone.
As I sat there trying to not feel alone in my aloneness. A voice that I felt, heard, sensed… a presence … from without, yet speaking within, “I will never leave you.”
Goosebumps prickled on my skin, hair raised on my neck, a quiet joy went deep as I realized I truly was never alone. God is always here. God is always with me. He is here. I’m never alone.
You too can be confident, no matter how alone you feel, no matter how lonely you may feel at home, at work, at any location in this vast sea of humanity, you are never alone. God will never leave you or forsake you. You are never, ever, alone.
“He [God] Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down (relax My hold on you)! [Assuredly not!]” ~ Hebrews 13:5 (AMPC)
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