By Haley Smith
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:38-39 NIV
From the start of creation (Genesis 2:18) it was made known that we should not be alone. As Christians we are told all the time to be in fellowship, to join other believers and that we can be greater when we are in community with others. But we all feel lonely. Even if we’re living in community- but especially when we’re not. I mean we’re told to grow with others in our faith. So now I’m alone and failing at being a “good Christian” right? We go through periods of feeling utterly by ourselves. It could be just a few hours of loneliness, or it could be months where we feel as if we don’t have anyone to turn to. Here comes the hope though. In those times, that’s when it is most important to cry out to Jesus. That’s when it is so important to be in the word and listening to the things God says about you. He tells you that you are wonderfully made and you are loved. I know that has gotten me through some pretty tough times (@highschool) and continues to be something I remind myself of as often as I can. But here’s the even more important piece. Just think if you felt alone or were going through times in your life where you felt you had no one, and you didn’t have a relationship with Jesus? What would that be like? This is just one of the countless reasons it is so important for us to share our joy in Jesus with others. Allow others to know that they are loved and are never, ever alone. It could be exactly the kind of hope someone needs.