Being alone is a myth.

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I want to start our journey by reminding you, and myself by default, that we are not in this alone.  We are not fighting our daily battles without anyone by our side.  I cannot attest to your life structure – I cannot guarantee you have friends, or a boyfriend or husband, or even any family to speak of.  However, my statement still holds true:

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Right now, it might feel that way.  I know, I really do understand, and even though I wholeheartedly believe this to be true, I still sometimes doubt myself.  I would like to show you how you are not alone.  I am not one to believe something someone says to me unless they can back it up.

Yes, I am about to back myself up with scripture and you may not believe the bible to be an absolute truth, but, please, at least give these passages some thought.  [Another day, we can tackle the realness of the bible itself, but first I want you to believe in YOU.]

Psalm 73:23

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Joshua 1:9

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

John 16:33

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

Hebrews 13:5

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”

1 Peter 5:7

“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”

Matthew 11:28

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

The scripture repeats over and over again, just how close He is to us; how much He wants to take our burdens away; and how He will always be there for us.  He is even there for us when everyone else has turned away.

These verses are in no particular order. They are each clickable to move you to a website to be able to read them in the context they were intended.

I have no intentions to mislead you.  So please, research further. Dive in. I dare you.

These are verses I turn to when I feel alone.  Then I pray.  I ask to feel His presence all around me; to have the emptiness dissipate.  And you know, when I actually remember to react by seeking God in my loneliness; I don’t feel alone anymore.

You can do this. You are NOT alone, girl. &heart;

xoxo M.

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A new beginning.

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We all start over somewhere.  We hit rock bottom – that low point – that makes us think: What am I doing with my life?

We then evaluate ourselves; we adjust – adapt; we change.  All of this, to suit our new-found purpose. The one we discovered when we asked ourselves the simplest, vaguest question:

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For me, I have hit rock bottom more than once. You’d think I’d have learned by the first fall into darkness never to slip there again.  What I didn’t realize, though, is how many different ways there are to fall.  Now, I am going to, slowly, gradually, and eventually, completely reveal to you the ways I stumbled and the ways I got back up.  Every time I was able to pull myself up off the ground, it was because an arm was outstretched, ready to take all my weight and pull me back up.   In my vulnerability, I hope to spare you the time, energy, and pain of making these same mistakes.  Learn from mine.  I want to share these experiences with you.  I hope you can cry with me, laugh with me, and most of all, learn with me.

You are strong girl. Lets be pen pals.  28-heart-cool-brush

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