I tend to be an overly responsible person. I take my responsibilities seriously, and also some that aren’t mine. For instance, when I was a girl, my family relocated and failing to sell the house we left, it went into foreclosure. In my adult life, I’ve had repeated dreams of going back to fix up and sell that house. Crazy, right? Being this responsible is a heavy burden and can even become painful. I’ve experienced a lot of loneliness around the belief that I’m alone in a number of endeavors.

It affects my ability to yoke up with Jesus too. I don’t always think to ask His opinion or hand off stresses so I can discover the light burden He promised.

Now when we can’t see, hear or touch God, the easiest lie to believe is that we’re alone.

I think I swallowed this one whole because I hardly know what to do with a partner. Too often my life looks like I’m playing a clapping game or cat’s cradle or leap frog by myself. It doesn’t work. Never has; was never supposed to.

What takes bravery, is to reject that lie by looking into the nothing and believing when you reach out for Help, a hand takes yours. Even those who’ve felt everything was always up to them, can begin to believe that asking questions into the quiet isn’t talking to yourself. And when we feel that Hand warm ours or an idea shows us the way, we’ll start to realize the truth. We are not alone. Not alone at all.

Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you. Deut. 31:6