A few months back, I was doing this amazing study on my You Version Bible study app called Overwhelmed By My Blessings. It was such a blessing for myself to receive some encouragement and wisdom from another Mama who was once where I am. It has felt so good to here someone else say, ‘They’re making me crazy!’ or ‘Do they have to fight all the time?’ Some days I feel like I’m the only Mom who is stuck in Lego land or a boxing ring. When we’re around our kids all the time, we can start feeling we are all alone in the trenches.
I found myself thinking after reading the morning devotion from this study how good it felt to not feel alone. I even said out loud, ‘I’m glad to know I’m not alone.’
There are other Mothers who are right where you are…
There are other women right where you are…
There are other wives right where you are…
I think one of the greatest tools of the enemy is to make us feel alone in our journey, whatever it may be. Whether you are struggling to conceive a child, if your marriage is on the rocks, or you are a single woman trying to make it in this world, we all face challenges. No one, since the fall of man, has escaped trials no matter how big or small. To believe we are alone only creates a self-pity and we all know that isn’t good. We begin to believe more lies from Satan. It’s like a bait that draws us farther away from God’s truths. The good news is: You are not alone.
If we start to believe the lie that we are alone, we begin to isolate ourselves from others who could potentially help us.
That is what Satan wants. When we pull away (for fear of judgement) and isolate ourselves, we have done him a huge favor. In the animal kingdom the one that is alone usually never makes it. We’re the same way. When we choose to believe the lies and pull from our group, we will be preyed on and hunted until we can’t fight off Satan. No one is perfect and we all have struggles. The enemy will try to deceive you even about your group or tribe, don’t let him. They need you and you need them.
If we can confess those struggles to other believers we trust and know won’t spread our business, we can grow, be encouraged, and take guidance. Another person that knows your struggles is Jesus. He is our High Priest and it says he can empathize with our struggles. He knows our pain. So even when other may not be able to relate, he can. He went through many emotions and trials.
We were never meant to do life alone. If that was the case, God would have left Adam alone. He wouldn’t have wanted a people for Himself. He would have just wanted one man and that isn’t the case from Genesis to Revelation. Refuse to believe the lies of Satan and know you are never alone.
Father, thank You for never leaving us. Thank You for giving us others in our life to do life with and be encouraged by. Help us to refuse the lies that Satan tries to feed us. May we take those thoughts captive and realize every person has struggles and faults. Help us to cry out to You for help in our time of need and also confide in someone trusted. We don’t want to be fake people putting on masks portraying a perfect life. We want to be real and to be healed. We want to be transformed from our ugliness to Your likeness. So take us and remove the dross. Help us to know we are never alone, no matter what. We praise You for always being our help and refuge. In Jesus’ name, Amen.