No one understands me.
What a great lie we tell ourselves often. The intention of this lie is to make you feel entirely alone. When you feel alone, you are in a very vulnerable place. Let’s get you out of that vulnerable place into a safe, encouraging space where you will always have hope.
When you say or think that no one understands you, ask yourself if this statement is true. Is there really no one on this whole planet who understands what you are going through? The answer is NO. There is always someone who has either experienced the same situation you’re going through or at least, has experienced the same feelings and emotions.
And remember, even when it seems like no one understands, there is always One who does. He suffered many, many things. Rejection, persecution, abandonment, betrayal. He was innocent yet suffered at the hands of those who hated Him. He knew what it was like to feel depression, anxiety, and fear. Jesus was 100% human and also 100% God. He did, and still does today, completely understand your feelings and emotions, and can show you the truth that you are NEVER alone.
So how do you combat this lie? Find someone who can understand your situation. There’s always someone who can help. Ask them if you can talk with them. Pick their brain and find out how they have handled this situation. Preferably find someone who has used their circumstance to uplift and encourage their own lives and the lives of others.
Instead of telling yourself “No one understands me” find someone you can talk to, who understands your situation. Better yet, lean on and trust in a God who is LOVE, TRUTH and has the POWER you need to know you will never be alone.
What’s one step today you can take to know and believe that you are not alone?
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