All the Feels // Loneliness

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The thing about loneliness is that you can feel it even though you may be surrounded. It hits you in the quietness of your apartment and in the busyness of a crowd.  It affects the single and the married; those with a few close friends and those with many. It knows no boundaries.

I remember there were times after giving birth to Roman that I felt alone. There was no logical reason for it: I had my attentive husband, our family, and this adorable blue-eyed baby boy with me. But there it was...a blanket of loneliness.  

Perhaps it had something more to do with the unsureness, fear, and exhaustion I felt. And my health issues didn't help. There were moments my emotions were so overwhelming that I felt isolated from others -- who could understand what I was going through? 

My husband sought to understand me and for that, I am truly grateful. Yet, there was Another so intimately close to me that really it was this presence that carried me through the season: it was the Father.  

Do not be afraid. I will save you. I have called you by name—you are mine. When you pass through deep waters, I will be with you; your troubles will not overwhelm you. When you pass through fire, you will not be burned; the hard trials that come will not hurt you. For I am the Lord, your God. … because you are precious to me and because I love you and give you honor, do not be afraid—I am with you!
— Isaiah 43:1-5

No matter how hard the season...how difficult the trial...or how isolating the emotion...you are not alone! Isaiah 43 poetically reminds you that God loves you and is with you. He whispers to you even now: child, don't be afraid. Don't you see...you are mine. Nothing you go through will keep Me from you. Every trial I am there. I love you and I am with you.

Do you hear His gentle whisper? His intimate reminder to you? You might feel alone but know that you are not.