you were never meant to feel alone.”
“You will one day stand aside and look at your difficult times,
and you will realize that He was always there beside you.”
“We Never Walk Alone”
I absolutely love this idea. It may initially seem trite or cliche, but I encourage you to look past that. We really are never alone. We always have friends, family, and leaders who love us. And if you’re as lucky as me, you also have readers who love you :). But most importantly, we have the Savior who will never abandon us.
I think back on my darkest days (read here), when I felt so incredibly alone. No one understood me. No one validated me. I know I had people who cared about me, but it didn’t matter because I didn’t feel close to them or think I could trust anyone. It was the worst thing I’ve ever experienced. Literally the worst (and I used that word correctly!) At the time, I couldn’t feel any love. I couldn’t even feel divine love. But looking back, I know it was there. In the words of John (yet again), “it takes a little while, but you’ll be fine.” The Savior was there with me I know that now, and I’ll never doubt that again.
This song is wistful, nostalgic, and a little sad. But it’s also hopeful. Give it a listen.