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You’re Not Alone: Coffee for Your Heart

on January 29, 2014

{Week Four of Holley Gerth’s Encouragement Challenge…already! When you’re done here, please be sure to click through here to find even more words that will lift you up.}

Maybe you know the loneliness of sitting in a darkened room, waiting for a wayward loved one to find his way back.

Maybe you know the loneliness of pain, as your heart and soul crumble, waiting for an apology that is slow (or maybe never) coming.

Maybe you know the loneliness of being just on the outside of new community, waiting for some big-hearted neighbor to reach out with a warm Hello.

Maybe you know the loneliness of laying in wait in pre-op, waiting for the surgery that will change your Life As You Know It.

Maybe you know the loneliness of betrayal in one (or more) of its varied forms, waiting for the wrongs to be made right.

Maybe you know the loneliness of feeling unknown, misunderstood, unseen, waiting for someone – anyone – to let you know you are known, understood, seen.

Maybe you know the loneliness of being the Black Sheep, waiting for the acceptance and welcome that would signal to your spirit that you do really belong.

Maybe you know the loneliness of laying back in the recliner, hooked up to the IV pole that holds the chemo that drips into your veins, waiting (hoping) for the medicine to do its work.

Maybe you know the loneliness of a too-quiet, empty home, waiting for it to be filled with the happy sounds of babies, whether brand-new ones just arriving or grown-up ones returning for a visit.

Maybe you know the loneliness of a crowded room, waiting for your heart to find a connecting point with another.

Sweet friend, there are all kinds of loneliness that threaten to pervade – or walk brazenly into – your life.

Some of it you unwittingly choose. Some of it just finds you…no matter how fast you try to run from it. And, no matter how it arrives — or how long it stays — there is one truth that can trump any source or experience of loneliness your tender heart may encounter…

YOU ARE NEVER ALONE.
EVER.

Even when it feels like you are, you aren’t.
Even when it looks like you are, you aren’t.
Even when it reads like you are, you aren’t

YOU ARE NEVER ALONE.
EVER.

Today, let your fragile, gentle, hopeful, beautiful heart be wrapped tight in the true Truth that the Creator of the universe- the Creator of that heart of yours – knows your loneliness. Intimately knows it.

And He answers it with this –
I AM WITH YOU.
NEVER WILL I LEAVE YOU.
YOU ARE NEVER ALONE.
EVER.

Embrace that, dear sister. Breathe it in deeply. Walk in the miraculous knowledge of its truth.
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2 responses to “You’re Not Alone: Coffee for Your Heart

  1. holleygerth says:

    Thank you for the reminder that we’re not alone! So glad you linked up with Coffee for Your Heart this week! XO

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