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You may think you know me but do you?

You may think you know me but do you?
Do you know that when no one is around, my smile turns to tears?
Do you know that sometimes in a crowded room, I feel completely alone?
Do you know that I lay awake wondering why no one ever loved me the way I loved them?
Do you know the hurt I never talk about because I don’t want to hurt others’ feelings?
Do you know the guilt I feel for feeling the way I do when so many others are suffering?
Do you know that sometimes I wish someone would see through all of it and say I get it?
Do you know telling me it could be worst doesn’t make it better?
Do you know that I wish you would understand that my pain is my pain and no one else’s, and I’m not trying to compare it to anyone’s else, not looking for anyone’s sympathy, not feel guilty about it, not bury it deep within myself?
Do you know that I’m just looking to work my way through it?
You think you know me but do you?

The Lord will always be with you

Something is weighing heavy on your soul. You seem lost and on the brink of no return. Yet you have turned away from your most powerful ally, the Lord. Maybe you are worried about how He will react if you talk to Him about your troubles. Perhaps you think that because in good times, you have gone so long without talking to Him and now feared his reaction when you reach out to him in times of despair. Maybe you think that if you let Him in, you’ll be a burden to Him. That you only are coming to Him because of the adversity you are facing. Maybe you think He doesn’t care. Why else would you be in this situation if He did? But what you should know is very simply this – the Lord will never let you walk alone. Not today, not tomorrow. You are His child, and there will never be anything you cannot talk to Him about—nothing you can not overcome with Him by your side. If you have faith in Him, there will never be a time He will not be there for you. He does these things not because He has to. But because of His love for us, an everlasting love. A love that saw Him give us His only son so that we may be forgiven of sin. Embrace Him, praise Him, talk to Him, free yourself from worry and have faith that He will unburden your soul from the troubles that are consuming you.