Alone // Five Minute Friday
Do you ever feel alone?
I do. All too often.
I could be at home, surrounded by the people that I love, and still feel alone. Missed opportunities to connect, strained relationships, differing schedules all leave me wallowing in a cloud of self-pity, aloneness.
In a crowded room filled with friends and extended family, I often feel alone. Feeling less than, unworthy, as if I don’t measure up? Why? These are my friends and family. I know they love me.
As a full-time working, homeschooling mom, I feel alone. I don’t get to be home with my middle schooler during the day. He’s with family, in co-ops and I feel as if I am the only one who is sacrificing in this way to make this work.
I believe that when I give in to the feeling that I am alone, I am believing a lie from the enemy. He does not want me to feel as if there is anyone in the world who cares about me. But the truth is, I am never alone.
Even though I know that God is always with me, sometimes I just long to see the tangibleness of another’s love, care and concern toward me.
If I could see God, really see him, I would run and dive into His lap and hug Him large.
[tweetthis]God makes me feel wanted, desired, accepted — but never alone. #fmf[/tweetthis]
Are you feeling alone today? May you find comfort in this, one of my favorite songs from Kari Jobe. And remember, you are not alone!
Blessed to be among writer friends who make me feel loved and accepted. We’re over at the Five Minute Friday today, writing for just 5 minutes on the word prompt “Alone”. No editing or backtracking, just fresh words flowing from my heart to yours. Come join me!