You Are Not Alone

“Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5

Are you going through a hard time, My Friend? Perhaps you are grieving a loss or facing a challenge that could either stretch you or break you. Maybe you are struggling with a sin you thought you overcame, and you feel like you are starting all over again. Your heart may be heavy with worry over someone you love, and you are at the end of all your resources and maybe starting to lose hope. Fear may be gripping you now as you wait for a diagnosis or are living with one you dreaded. You might be just plain tired of nothing seeming to change, and you wonder how much longer you can hold up. This may be a season where there seems to be a parade of bad things happening one after the other.

Take heart, My Friend, it will not always be this way. Either God will change your situation or He will change you in it. The gospel puts a spin of joy and hope on everything, even your current hardship. Jesus said that once you invite Him into your heart, He becomes a permanent Resident. You are never alone. Though you may not feel or see Him, by faith, know He is there with you in your struggle. Ask Him to give you eyes to see Him. The fact that you are still in your right mind is proof of His power. You are not withstanding all you are going through without His help, so praise Him in this hard place. Remind yourself of everything He has said about Himself. Open your eyes of faith and you will see that peace is yours even when you don’t have all the answers.

Hold on, My Friend. God is in the same place He has always been and He is not going anywhere. If you feel distant from Him in your dark season, call those feelings the liars that they are and thank God that He is near. Fill your mind with His Word and your sense of distance will change. Trouble comes to us all, this just happens to be your turn. Determine to trust that God is in this storm with you, and He will not let you drown. You are not without hope, you are not without His strength to make it through, and you are not alone.

Published by georgiapointer

Welcome to Encouragement Outpost! My name is Dr. Georgia Pointer, a Christian writer who loves encouraging people in their relationship with Christ. I am a survivor of childhood rape and molestation, bullying, and emotional abuse. Negative thought patterns plagued me for many years until I learned to allow Christ and His Word to encourage and transform those thoughts. This background provides me with a passion to offer the same encouragement to anyone, not just abuse survivors, with the light of biblical truth that shines against the darkness of negativity, lies of the enemy, and daily struggles in living for Christ. I am a seminary graduate with a Masters in Christian Education. I also recently received my doctorate in Christian Counseling with a specialty in Family and Substance Abuse counseling. I served on staff for six years as a counselor at Moriah House of the Memphis Union Mission. I love the Word of God! I love studying it, teaching it, and speaking in public about it any chance I get. This blog, which I post about once a week, is my venue to share insights I glean. So, I invite you to subscribe to receive my weekly posts in your email and to share these posts with anyone you think might be encouraged by them.

2 thoughts on “You Are Not Alone

  1. Thank you Georgia! I so needed this! Praying for you and your sweet husband. My husband lost his Momma last year to…it’s the separation that is so hard! 🙏💕

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