You’re Not Alone

Sometimes you feel all alone in your thoughts and concerns.

How do I know this? — because I feel all alone sometimes, too.

My husband and I adopted a child who experienced bipolar disorder from the very early age of eighteen months. It was back when doctors thought it was impossible for children to have a mental illness.

No one understood; I felt all alone. The good news is that my alone-ness caused me to reach out to Jesus.

You see, sometimes we don’t know we need Jesus until He is all we’ve got. Medical help came for my little girl much later — at age seventeen. Jesus was all I had during those desperate years.

Even those closest to me didn’t understand my pain, my struggle. In their presence, I still felt alone. Their words were empty, like sounding brass echoing off the walls. Jesus was the only One who understood and I was not alone!

Where do you go when you feel alone?

When we feel alone, we need to get alone — alone with God, reaching out to Him. He is the one person who understands, empathizes, heals, encourages, and lifts us out of our alone-ness.NST

He has promised us that He will never leave us nor forsake us (Deut 31:6).

Do you have a quiet, alone place, where you can seek the One who understands? — a place where you can reach Him? He is the only One who can meet your need.

You’re not alone!

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About dorothyruppert

Author of two books - God Placed Her in My Path - Lessons Learned From the Furnace of Bipolar Disorder -Sixty Days of Grace - God's Sufficiency for the Journey
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3 Responses to You’re Not Alone

  1. holleygerth says:

    Thank you for the reminder that we’re not alone! So glad you linked up with Coffee for Your Heart this week! XO

  2. I’m so thankful you got help for your daughter. My mother is bi-polar but never got help. And for those of us who live with those struggling with it, it is truly lonely. God has truly filled in the cracks of my childhood. Lovely to meet you through Holley’s link up.

  3. Dorothy,
    I can totally understand what you mean about “…sometimes we don’t know we need Jesus until He is all we’ve got.” My daughter also went through some medical issues, and it forced me to lean and depend completely on Jesus; His comfort, His love, His understanding (because I did not understand it at all!). And He showed up in a big way, in His own perfect time. Thank you for sharing, and reminding me that I am not alone in my struggles with children and their medical needs.

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