When You Feel All Alone

by Josh

God was talking to me through the pastor.

Psalms 107:2 says: “Has the Lord redeemed you,then speak out.”

I’m a truck driver and the last month or so I had been putting in a lot of hours. I became heavily depressed. The other week I came to church just needing some words of hope - something to let me know that God could still use me and that He was still with me.

While the pastor preached the message I was talking to God, and God was talking to me through the pastor. At one point I asked God: “What about these feelings inside of me (because I felt horrible inside)?”  At that moment the pastor called out and said “Don’t worry about your feelings!”.  Well, I thought “OK God,not worrying about my feelings! Feelings going out the window!”

We all go through struggles sometimes. Sometimes you don’t think you’re going to make it through. But when you feel all alone, remember God is always right there with you.

I like to think of God as a parent embracing their child in a dark room. A child’s imagination conjures up all kinds of troubles that lurk in the dark, but the parent holds the child close and speaks words of comfort to their little one. 

God is like that with us, His children. We may feel like we’re in a dark room. We can’t see the future and we perceive only trouble is going to come. But God speaks to us softly and reminds us that He is always here with us, holding us close. So you don’t have to be afraid of your future because with God it’s always bright. Trust Him today.

"But for me it is good to be near God; I have made the Lord God my refuge, that I may tell of all your works." Psalm 73:28