Season 8, Episode 17, “Days of Sunshine, Days of Shadow”

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Never Alone

“You’re never alone Half Pint, not ever.”

–Charles Ingalls

Hard seasons hit each and every one of us from time to time. There’s no explanation, our hope runs dry, and sometimes one tragedy dominoes into another. Just when we think life couldn’t get any worse, it does.

Laura finds herself in this situation when Almanzo suffers a stroke leaving his left side paralyzed and then a tornado destroys their home. She’s downright hopeless, and with good reason, Laura can’t muster a brighter perspective on her own.

I have a feeling that many of us can relate to Laura from either past experiences, or maybe because of events surrounding COVID-19. One disappointment leads to another. One piece of bad news turns into three. Just when it looks like the skies may be parting, another wave of destruction leaves us in despair emotionally, financially, or physically.

Feeling hopeless is bad enough. Add loneliness to that equation and it’s a recipe for a setback far worse than any illness or financial loss. Charles sees what Laura is going through, he knows how alone she feels. His words are filled with truth, truth that we sometimes fail to remember.

God is always with us.

He’ll never leave us.

Even when we feel alone, God is near.

You are never alone my Friend. God holds the foundations of the world together, He holds our lives in His hand. If you know Jesus, His Spirit is living inside of you. He won’t ever leave you, no matter what!

When Laura had no one to talk to, nowhere else to turn, she turned to God. And so can we.

Verses to Ponder

“Be strong. Be brave. Be fearless. You are never along.”Joshua 1:9

“So now I live with the confidence that there is nothing in the universe with the power to separate us from God’s love. I’m convinced that his love will triumph over death, life’s troubles,fallen angels, or dark rulers in the heavens. There is nothing in our present or future circumstances that can weaken his love.” Romans 8:38 TPT

Questions to Act On

Are you feeling alone? Ask God to be near and He will be.

Much Love,

Wendi

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4 comments

  1. I am feeling a lone during the Coronavirus pandemic its scary not knowing why all these people are coming down with this and why all these people are dying.
    i prayed to God yesterday is this what he wants his world to be. People catching this Virus and dying what does God want from us. He is the only one who can stop this its gotten bad since last month when it first started. We need God to stop this and save us from all this

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    1. I know how you feel, Susan. The only thing is, I began this lonely feeling, when I was 39, after my tenth brain surgery, in 1999. I can tell you that the feeling will, in time, lessen, although it will.
      In answer to your question, I don’t think this is what God planned, when He created heaven and earth. You see, everything was good, back then. Sin entered the picture and, because of Adam’s rebellion, good went bad.
      I do, however, wonder if this is going to lead to the ultimate change. I mean, in the Book of the Revelation, you can find where the end of time is prophesied and, before that happens, the world’s economy will collapse. It is possible that the coronavirus will lead to the collapse of the economy because nations will be forced to used depleting resources to battle this pandemic.

      The prophecies of the Word of God will always occur, so you can believe the end is going to occur. You can also believe that Jesus Christ will be triumphant over all Israel’s enemies, who will attempt to destroy that nation.

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    2. Susan, I hope you are seeing God in the midst of this pandemic. He is at work even when it’s hard to see. He loves us even when it’s hard to feel that love. How do I know His love is real? He gives us strength to make it through another day, he gives us the beauty of creation and people to encourage us, he gives us another day to try again, he gives hope for tomorrow. Praying for you sweet sister!

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  2. Just like this program, I am, personally, able to testify to your words, “God will never leave us.” I am the one, who has be disabled .. 39 years AFTER surviving meningitis .. and I am the one, who has overcome other obstacles, along the way.
    I wouldn’t have been able to, had it not been for this truth: GOD HAS NEVER LEFT ME!

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