“And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:20
I crave moments of it but dread it as imposition.
My gut tells me you can relate.
We see pictures of friends together on social media and feel alone. Even if we weren’t interested in attending or participating. Worse if we were.
Choosing the extent of our aloneness brings freedom, but having it willed upon us consorts chains. Strong ones. The kind that tell us we’re unworthy, unloved, destined to be this way forever. The kind that isolate.
And that’s exactly where the enemy wants us. Bound in isolation where he can fill our head with lies.
But God. His Living Word combats the ugly lies so we never have to believe them again.
His Truth sets us free.
The evil one tells you you’re unworthy, but Jesus loved you enough to suffer and redeem you. (John 3:16, Romans 5:8)
He convinces you that you’re unknown, but God Himself formed you, knew you before you were born, ordained your life, and has numbered the hairs of your head. He knows you better than you know yourself. (Jeremiah 1:5, Psalm 139:1-18, Luke 12:7)
You believe no one cares, but He does. More than any earthly person ever could. (1 Peter 5:7)
You may feel alone. Maybe you are. Physically. Right now. Rejected by flesh.
But you aren’t really alone, daughter of the King.
He promised to never leave you (Deut. 31:6).
He is with you.
Even to the end of the age (Matthew 28:20).
About the Author: Lisa DaSilva is a wife, mom of two teenagers, and advocate for women to love God with their heart, soul and mind as they engage in responsible study of His Word. She writes, speaks, and teaches the Bible to anyone who will read or listen.
Lisa is a teacher by trade and passion, voice for the marginalized, recovering striver, and lover of simplicity, authenticity, and all things pretty. She enjoys thrift store shopping and often has to convince people she’s an introvert. Just a loud one.
Loving Jesus and making Him known really is her everything.