We often feel alone and isolated during difficult times. We might convince ourselves that no one understands our struggles, and we are the only ones who appreciate our successes and failures.
If you feel this way, take a look at the people you live and work with every day. Whether it’s your spouse or just a good friend, chances are good that there’s someone standing by to listen when you need to talk or to offer words of encouragement when your mood needs a boost. Don’t be afraid to ask for this support. And remember, spiritual support is constant, and for that, asking isn’t necessary. The book of Romans assures us:
“And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from his love. Death can’t, and life can’t. The angels can’t, and the demons can’t. Our fears for today, our worries about tomorrow, and even the powers of hell can’t keep God’s love away. Whether we are high above the sky or in the deepest ocean, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.” ( Romans 8:35–39) Jordan Rubin, author of The Maker’s Diet, BiblicalHealthDaily@makersdiet.com