You are never alone – by Marisa Donelly
Close your eyes for a moment. Breathe in. Slow the world down, just for a second. Let yourself exist in the now—not in all the things you have to do or places you have to be—but right here.
I want you to know something. I want you to read these words and find comfort somewhere in the pit of your stomach. You will see so much pain in this life. You will find yourself face-down in the dirt time after time. You will lose people you love. You will want to just quit.
But in every trial, in every hardship, in every broken piece—you are not alone.
You do not walk this earth by yourself. You are not meant to fight battles solo, or to always count on your own strength to carry you through. Because sometimes you will not feel strong.
Sometimes you will not be able to pick yourself up. Sometimes you will feel so tired, even lifting your head from the pillow is an accomplishment.
And on those hard days, I want you to know that someone is fighting for you. Someone has, and always will be fighting for you.
I want you to know that no matter where you wander, no matter what you face, no matter how happy or empty you feel inside, there is someone who is knocking at your front door, begging to be let in.
He is standing there, open-armed, with a gift in His hands. He wants to share this gift with you, His son with you.
And He wants to carry you when you cannot carry yourself.
Please let Him in. Please open the door and show Him the mess of your life. Show Him every broken piece, shattered on the floor. Show Him your hurting heart, your aches, your bruises, your loss of trust.
Show Him how scared you are to love again. Show Him that you’re angry and bitter because He took your loved ones too soon. Show Him that you’re sad and tired and lonely and scared. Show Him that you don’t want to face another day.
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Until next week Tuesday, bye-bye for now.
Tshepo Ishmael Phetoane