Many times I have felt forsaken and alone even though I was among a large group of people. It seemed like nothing was going right and wave after wave of unrest and trial kept coming my way. I felt like I was entirely alone in the world and nobody cared what I felt or thought.
But Somebody did. Jesus cared and will continue caring for me until the day I meet Him face to face in heaven. Every time I poured out my broken heart to Him, He proved Himself faithful. It never took long for Him to reach down and tenderly wrapped His loving hands around my heart, making it whole once again. Oh, the sweet presence and joy that real peace brings!
I love the words from the song Does Jesus Care:
Does Jesus care when my heart is pained
Too deeply for mirth or song,
As the burdens press, and the cares distress,
And the way grows weary and long?
Oh, yes, He cares, I know He cares,
His heart is touched with my grief;
When the days are weary, the long nights dreary,
I know my Savior cares.
Does Jesus care when my way is dark
With a nameless dread and fear?
As the daylight fades into deep night shades,
Does He care enough to be near?
To resist some temptation strong;
When for my deep grief there is no relief,
Though my tears flow all the night long?
To the dearest on earth to me,
And my sad heart aches till it nearly breaks--
Is it aught to Him? Does He see?
"The best cure for an empty day or a longing heart is to find people who need you. Look, the world is full of them." Anonymous
To be honest, the last quote has taken me years to figure out. There are others out there going through more pain and loneliness than I could ever imagine. If I had learned this truth during my teenage years and given feet to the words above, then the lonely days would have been much different for me. God has been good and I have been blessed. Thank You, Lord, for never giving up on me!
"Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness."