When I think back to some of the hardest times in my life, I cannot say that I ever felt alone. As far as I can remember I’ve always had someone alongside me to encourage and pray for me. But yesterday as I was reading II Timothy 4, I read that Paul had been forsaken by Demas. Alexander had done him much evil. He then adds,
“No man stood with me; all men forsook me.”
I think it’s notable that he said all MEN forsook him. For even when we do feel like we are alone, we have to realize the truth that Paul states in the next verse…
Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me;
In other words, Paul says, “No matter that men may have forsaken me, the Lord never left me! He gave me strength!” He says that the Lord delivered him out of the mouth of lions. He’s likely referring to Nero and his wickedness. God protected Paul, even though there was no human help in sight!
What are you facing right now that makes you feel so alone? Don’t keep your mind there. Move on to this truth – the Lord is standing with you if you know Him as your Savior. He will give you strength! If you don’t know Him, then allow this trial to run you to Him as your Savior, then your Anchor in this trial!
We are never alone; the Lord is always present to help! Acknowledge Him and see watch what He will do for you!