Never Alone

Posted by on Feb 22, 2016 | 8 comments

Never Alone

Sometimes we are just alone. There can be hundreds of people around us, maybe even people suffering like we are, but we feel alone. God promises to never leave us alone. I hope you are blessed.



2MefromHim Devotional

The Lord is my light and my salvation—
    whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
    of whom shall I be afraid?

Psalm 27:1

Years of one health problem after another seemed to condense into that one word. Alone. I don’t want to be sick. I don’t want to do this. I don’t want to do this alone.

Illness is a lonely thing by its very nature. We each have our own experience in pain that no one else shares quite in the same way. It is very subjective.

The trip to a specialty clinic thousands of miles away was a gift from God, a chance to Never Alone 2see if the myriad symptoms attacking my body made sense to anyone. But two weeks of intense and intrusive testing and therapy meant I had to go alone. I have flown alone. I’ve driven alone, but there was always someone I knew waiting at the other end. This time there would be no one. To make the trip alone was one thing. To eat every meal, go to every doctor and therapist, spend every evening and two weekends alone, with no one to make me laugh when I felt like crying, no one to share my frustrations, or help me navigate around the massive complex—I cried just thinking about it.

Then a voice whispered in my ear. “I will be with you. You are never alone. Trust me. Focus on what I will do. Look for what I can show you. We’ll do this together.” I don’t know what God will do yet, but I will not be alone. God is in the midst of this trial. I will not fear.

Dear Lord, wrap your arms around those who are lonely and hurting. Whisper your presence into our darkness. Speak your truth into our circumstances. Shout your love into our loneliness. Remind us of your presence. Give us your peace. Help us go forth in hope and faith. Remind us we are never alone. Amen.

© Copyright by Norma Gail Thurston Holtman, February 16, 2016

About the author:

Norma - LoMD 2014Norma Gail is the author of the Christy Award nominated contemporary Christian romance, Land of My Dreams. A women’s Bible study leader for over 21 years, her devotionals and poetry have appeared at, the Stitches Thru Time blog, and in “The Secret Place.” She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Romance Writers of America, and the New Mexico Christian Novelists. Norma is a former RN who lives in the mountains of New Mexico with her husband of 40 years. They have two adult children.

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  1. what a harrowing time you have been through, and yet encouraging words! So many people I know have faced such trials with illness, I don’t know how they do it without God. You’re a blessing to others who need to hear this message! Visiting from Christian Women Bloggers Unite today!

    • Thanks for taking time to comment! Others have been through far worse, but it’s never easy. God gives the strength. I don’t know how anyone does it without God either!

  2. Thank you for the reminder that we are never alone and that we should also pray for those people around us who are lonely and hurting. You are so right….illness can be is quite subjective and can be so isolating. Thank you for your encouragement today.

    • Thanks for taking time to comment. Feeling that they are not alone is vital to people with illnesses of any kind. Thank you for your encouragement also!

  3. Thanks so much. We really are never alone. At times like this, I love Exodus 14:14. “The Lord will fight for you. You need only be still.” I kept saying that in the MRI machine last year when I thought I might be sick.

    • I love that scripture too. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Oh sweet Norma, you are so precious! And so loved. I’m so thankful the Lord is ministering to you through this and I’m so glad you’re keeping a journal. You never know how He may lead with your written word. There are many who would benefit from your shared journey. I love you, Nan

    • There are days it seems impossibly hard. I get afraid and no one really understands. Thank you for your faithful prayers. You are such a beloved blessing in my life, sweet Nan.

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