the biggest lie that i have ever been told is that i am alone.
and that’s what it is. a lie. a big, strong lie. but sometimes it still hits you hard and makes you sad and all you can really do is remember that it is a lie.
lately, i’ve never felt more alone. and just when i think i can’t bear the weight of loneliness, Jesus bounces back in huge ways. there is a reason He says that He is the only thing that brings us peace. because without that peace, in times when you are alone and don’t know when everyone stopped being around, that peace shows you just how wrong you were, just how surrounded you are.
hebrews 12:1. you are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses. it was our camp verse this summer, it resonates so much of the community that truly matters and that thrives on the love of the Lord. this past week, that lie of loneliness hit me hard. the father of lies was on a roll, and then in one day, i was reminded of this sweet summer verse multiple times, each times my giddiness grew. they read it in church, as i sat next to my very closest friend, and then again as the younglife family i have found here was gathered in prayer and love and laughter. so it really doesn’t matter how many nights you sit alone, and feeling even more alone than you are. you are surrounded. you will always be surrounded. that it one lesson that even nine weeks cannot remind you enough of.