No matter where you roam or how far you are from home, you aren’t alone.

No matter the rainy days or your many broken ways, you aren’t alone.

No matter the holes inside or how you’re split open wide, you aren’t alone.

No matter the lonely nights with no light in sight, you aren’t alone.

No matter the raging fears or never-ending tears, you aren’t alone.


There is a hand to hold.

You aren’t alone.

You don’t have to fit the mold.

You aren’t alone.

Don’t purpose to sit alone in the cold.

You aren’t alone.

Invite others in. Have courage and be bold.

You aren’t alone.

I’ve searched for love, chased after hopes and dreams and people and things all to come up empty inside, no matter how full my life appeared. You can hold up your accomplishments and trophies, your GPA or your Pinterest projects, and none of it will ever show the condition of your heart. You can have all the success in the world and yet feel like you can barely draw breath.

When your Jesus-loving, God-fearing community walks away and you can barely wipe your face before more tears roll down and when the floor has imprints of your knees from so many moments when you just couldn’t get back up, there is no circled date or calendar count-down until when you’ll easily breathe again.

A broken heart may be the only thing you feel but no matter the rift or the sores or the bleeding, beating heart of yours, He’s holding you close to His side, close to his bleeding, beating heart for you.

His love never fails, never ends, never walks away, never closes the door, never gives up, never tires, and never ever leaves you alone. His love will carry you through your darkest night.

I know this because I have lived this. It is my story.

I have fallen with no one there to encourage, grab my hand and help me back up. I have broken, been cut deep, and felt like my heart could bleed straight out. I have spent years with just me and my Love, His love, carrying me through the fears and the tears and the lonely days when a simple glance could take my breath away and stop me cold.

He is faithful – at all times, in all ways, in all things.

He will never leave you, no matter the place you find yourself in.

He has loved you all your life, before your life, and He isn’t going to stop or let go or fail you now.

When it doesn’t feel like home, stop roaming and slow – you aren’t alone.

When the rain keeps pouring down and you don’t see anyone around – even still, you aren’t alone.

When you can’t cover up the holes or imagine ever being whole – you aren’t alone.

When the night gets darker and your worries grow larger – you aren’t alone.

When the tears fall heavy and your fears are many – you aren’t alone.

Reach up. Cry out. Slow down – and listen. Do you hear it beating? He will pull your heart right up close to His. Let His warmth be your safety, His steady heart be your sure footing, and His love your constant companion.

When the world runs out He runs in. When your heart may burst open wide His love fills the holes. When you’ve forgotten how to breathe He will pour in joy like oxygen.

Hold on.

You aren’t alone.




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Every Wednesday Holley Gerth hosts the link-up Coffee For Your Heart and this week we’re writing on the prompt “You Aren’t Alone.” I’m also happy to be joining Jennifer Dukes Lee and #tellhisstory today!


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