“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” – Isaiah 41:10
“Why do so many bad things happen to me?” Have you ever asked yourself that question… or, did you ever have one of those moments when you felt like you didn’t matter? Like your life didn’t matter?
There’s nothing in this world quite like the darkness of feeling alone. It’s a monster… a strange grief that seems invasive and, and which seems to last for an eternity. The Darkness of loneliness is a villain that never wants to be exposed. All of us dealt with its vices at some point in our lives. It’s not something that physically exists, but something that hides inside our mind and does plenty of mental damage which creeps into our personal lives to make us feel empty. It also makes us think:
Nobody loves me.
I’m not good enough.
I don’t fit in.
God has forgotten me.
Everything bad happens to me.
…and I feel lonely.
Loneliness causes us to see everything through a magnifying glass of negativity. We’ve all experienced moments when we were spiritually bankrupt, and wanted to give up on life and; figuratively speaking, go bury our head in the ground… and that’s certainly not a pretty feeling.
It’s a beautiful moment, though; when we understand that we’re not alone in our struggle. We matter to GOD. All of us! “The LORD said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.” – 1 Kings 8:12. So there’s no need to question GOD, fear we are not good enough, or grumble about the situations that we, many times, find ourselves in. We are never alone; and when we are at our lowest point, we can trust GOD to help us through the darkness.
Sometimes God will allow our circumstances to go dark so He can show forth His glory, but our faith during trials and during the darkest times in our lives is what brings growth… and it shows other people that we serve a GOD who keeps His word and fulfills His promises. Regardless of what our circumstances are, GOD will never… not for one moment, consider turning a blind eye to our needs. We matter too much to Him!