Alone Yet Not Alone
A few months ago, my husband and I had a movie date to see the new Christian film Alone Yet Not Alone. It chronicles the journey of a family that faces death and suffering during the French and Indian War with faith and courage. And the title is a good description of how I often feel.
As a woman with multiple chronic illnesses, I often feel alone in my suffering. Sometimes, my illnesses mean physically being alone as a flare-up sends me to bed. Other times, it’s just feeling of being alone, as illness causes me to feel isolated from those around me.
But in each situation, I must remind myself that I am not truly alone. No matter what is going on in my life at the moment, God is with me. He has promised in His Word that He will never leave or forsake His children, and I am His redeemed child. And Romans 8:38-39 tells us that nothing we face can separate us from His love.
I’m sure the family in the true story Alone Yet Not Alone felt alone at times as they faced death and capture by indians, but they knew in reality they weren’t really alone. And I also know the truth – which is stronger than my emotions – that I am not really alone. No matter what I face, God is at my side, loving me and keeping me in His care.