When You Feel Alone Remember, You Are Never Alone

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As a teen, I often traipsed through the woods alone. The company of the woodland critters was enough. 

So I guess Rachel comes by her propensity to be with her critters (her stuffed critters, that is) naturally.

rachel and pooh picking up eggs

Winnie-the-Pooh, Tigger, Clifford, or one of several stuffed kitties (a favorite cat, in particular) never lie far from her reach. She often uses them to help her accomplish tasks. And speaking through them happens regularly. 

They are hungry or thirsty when she is.  They are hurt or sick when she is.  She always has “someone” to share in her miseries and joys, celebrate her successes and mourn her failures.

By keeping her “friends” near her she’s never alone.

Never Alone

But then again, Rachel’s never alone even without her special earthly companions, and neither are you and me!


God the Sovereign reigns over all of us. And because God bridged the chasm created by our sin with the blood of His Son Jesus Christ, we have been restored to fellowship with Him.

God bridged the chasm created by our sin with the blood of His Son Jesus Christ, so we can again fellowship with Him. Share on X

In His loving compassion and mercy, God re-established the intimate relationship He once enjoyed with us before the fall. He opened the gate and invited us back into His fold.

Because of God’s amazing grace, we are never alone. We have a forever Someone who will always share in our miseries and joys and celebrate our successes and mourn our failures. 

There are times that even with friends and family close, I feel alone. I doubt whether anyone really sympathizes with me, rejoices with me, or even cares about me. I suspect you feel that way occasionally too. 

For those times, let me pass on this word of encouragement: We have a God who loves us and who has promised to be with us always. 

As a child of God, you are never alone! Neither am I. 

We have a God who loves us and who has promised to be with us always. As a child of God, you are never alone! Share on X

And that should bring us comfort whether we’re surrounded by critters or people. 


[Jesus said] “And lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Matthew 28:20

Reflection: When do you feel most alone? Knowing the Lord is always with you, what can you do to help ease the feeling of loneliness when it hits? 

Linking up again this year with Ann Voskamp’s 2014 Joy Dare. Find the linkup at A Holy Experience. Beginning where I left off in 2013. What a blessing! #2903–2923, read the entire list by clicking here.

  • Tennis date with awesome friend and our “youngests”; Helping, with Joey, to serve a free meal to those needing one in our community; Ending the day with a game of 500 with the older “boys”
  • Rare evening hanging with the entire family after a busy work day; Couple fun games of badminton; Lord of the Rings movie night
  • Joey playing El Shaddai on the piano; Spending the afternoon and evening with Mom and her sister Marlys; Laughing until we cry during games of Phase10
  • First family picnic this year; Received old photos/memorabilia of Grandpa and Grandma’s families; Seeing fruits of my parenting
  • Zach’s interest in discussing daily Bible reading ideas; Editing while sitting in my amazing backyard–much more enjoyable; S’mores and bonfire and fun with family!
  • Spiderwort blooming purple in Rachel’s Pooh Garden; Exploring with the boys through the willows; Buckets of homegrown strawberries
  • Creating Wordles to show love for our fathers/grandfathers; Honoring hubby with grilled steak dinner; Funny Father’s Day and belated Mother’s Day cards made by sweet son Zach

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By His Grace,



  1. Mary Burrell on June 17, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    This is precious. Bless sweet Rachel and you and her precious critters. I am experiencing loneliness. Seeing i am estranged from my immediate famly, what’s left of them. I grieve my mother’s passing. I am thankful for this message and that Jesus is sufficient. I pray for reconciliation with my family.

    • truthseeker2436577@yahoo.com on June 17, 2014 at 3:52 pm


      That was brave of you to talk about this subject in your life. Many people going what you have gone through would be so reticent in describing such personal matters. What is important is that you are here. You are not alone Sister. God is here. I respect you and so many other folks respect you too. You have shown great honesty and great courage in expressing yourself. Yes, folks should pray about things and the Creator is strong. I do also hope that reconciliation exists with your family too.

      • CourtneyrrR on June 17, 2014 at 4:04 pm

        That was real,honest and yes she is brave 🙂

        • Mary Burrell on June 17, 2014 at 4:22 pm

          @CourtneyrrR: Thanks Courtney, bless you.

          • CourtneyrrR on June 17, 2014 at 7:03 pm

            You are welcome Mary. Bless you too. 🙂

      • Mary Burrell on June 17, 2014 at 4:21 pm

        @truthseeker: Thank you. For your kind words.

        • truthseeker2436577@yahoo.com on June 17, 2014 at 4:25 pm

          You’re Welcome Sister.

      • Julie Sunne on June 17, 2014 at 11:24 pm

        Love how you are coming along a fellow sister in Christ and lifting her from the depths of her sorrow with words of encouragement and blessing. Christ is shining through you, truthseeker.

    • CourtneyrrR on June 17, 2014 at 4:05 pm

      First, we are sorry about the passing of your beloved mother.This story is what it’s about. One never knows how a message can help people through a difficult time. Truthseeker is right, remember you are never alone and that their are people in the world that will pray for you and listen. 🙂

      Bless you and your family .

      • Julie Sunne on June 17, 2014 at 11:27 pm

        Your love and support for Mary warms my heart, Courtney. You are right, our stories (as really God’s stories) have great power in ministering. Sharing them is important.

        • CourtneyrrR on June 19, 2014 at 10:35 pm

          You are welcome Julie. Decency is just that, decency. What we want for ourselves is what we should express for others. We all will go through losing someone and dealing with difficult times. God trumps deceivers and insincere people.Keep sharing. 🙂

          • Julie Sunne on June 19, 2014 at 11:23 pm

            Thank you Courtney. God willing I will continue to share.

    • Julie Sunne on June 17, 2014 at 11:20 pm

      Oh, sweet Mary, I’m so sorry for your mother’s death and the lonely situation you find yourself in. Jesus is the bridge for broken relationships–in Him there is always hope.

      Dear Lord, I lift Mary to you right now. I pray that she would feel your presence in her life. That through the Holy Spirit she would be comforted in her sorrow and filled with Your peace. Lord, as it is your will, bring reconciliation to Mary and her family. Let love, mercy and grace override all past hurts and heal open wounds. In You, Jesus, there is always hope. In His precious name, I pray all these things. Amen.

      • Mary Burrell on June 18, 2014 at 5:13 pm

        @Julie Sunne: You are a precious sister in the Lord. Blessings to you in Jesus name.

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Julie Sunne

Hello, I'm Julie, an imperfect wife and mother of four. Life in this broken world is not always easy. Yet, joy can be found in each day through the grace and mercy of the Lord Jesus Christ.

I find it's easy for our day's blessings to get lost in its happenings. But God's "mercies never end" (Lamentations 3:22) and His "grace is sufficient" (2 Corinthians 12:9).

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