It is so easy in times like these to believe the lie that you are in this life alone. But that’s exactly what it is, a lie. You aren’t in this life alone dear one. There is a friend who sticks closer than a brother, and saints with arms wide open to travel this road with you. ❤️
“A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.”
Ecclesiastes 4:12 NLT.
Throughout the years this has proven true in my life over and over again. It took me a long time to become wise to this fact. For so many years, I hated to let anyone know when things were going wrong in my life. I didn’t want to share my tragedies. I considered it to be a sign of weakness, like there was something wrong with me. In reality it was nothing but pride. It was okay for other people. I didn’t mind praying for, and encouraging them, or helping them in any way. I just didn’t want that in return. I wanted to be strong enough to do it my self.
What I didn’t realize, is that by doing so I was cutting out my main source of strength, Jesus. When we rely on our own strength to get through this life, Jesus will not force His strength on us. He will let us use our own strength, which doesn’t last long. I was often attacked and defeated in my struggles, mainly because I was alone. Jesus tells us that we will never be alone as long as we rely on and trust in Him. In other words, as long as we have Jesus we don’t have to be defeated.
But it doesn’t end there. God created man in His own image, and then created woman so man wouldn’t be alone. He then came in the form of a human and experienced the strength of human relationships. So it’s really an understatement that He gets it. He doesn’t want us to be alone in this life. So much so, that He encourages us so much to be there for each other. For the strong to bear the infirmities of the weak. Considering we all will have sorrow and tragedy and weaknesses in this life, we can’t always be a part of the strong crowd.
I didn’t completely learn this lesson until my first miscarriage. Things had already started to go badly, and I’d already started to try and conceal it. So much so, that I went on to church for music practice on Easter morning. So what happened? I miscarried there. There was no hiding it. Everyone was going to know. I hated that, until it was the best thing that could have happened under the circumstances. I didn’t know how much support I was going to need. I didn’t realize that not only was my own strength nor going to cut it, that I would have to completely lean on Jesus like I never had, but I would also need the prayers and ongoing support of those around me for a long time in that area of my life. I would end up going through it twice more.
It’s a device of the enemy to make us think that we are better off alone, that we don’t need anyone and can do it all our selves. He is a liar. We will be defeated every time we go at it alone. We must walk with Jesus, and encourage and help others in our strengths, and allow others to encourage and help us in our weaknesses.
Don’t buy the lie that you are in this thing alone! Jesus is there every step of the way, and there’s an army of saints ready to lift you up! ❤️
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