My cousin and dear friend, Keeli, gave me a really great Christmas gift. A book, (which I am sure I will end up writing about because it is GOOD) and a C.D by Meredith Andrews called “The Invitation.” I have listened and listened to it– every song is so good! She told me to listen to number 3, which is a song called “You’re Not Alone.”
It is a powerful song full of words that I know to be true– No matter where we have been, what we have done, Jesus is there and He loves us. He longs to take our fears; He longs to take our pain and replace it with peace; He wipes away our tears and gives hope when it seems like there is none. He NEVER leaves, He is faithful and true…forever.
“I will never leave you or forsake you.” -Jesus
As a Christian, you are never ever totally alone (Romans 8:35-39). God is with you. This is the joy of Christmas, Emanuel — God with us (Matthew 1:23). He is with you. His Holy Spirit is with you (Ephesians 1:13-14). And not only with you but He lives IN you!
Do you know Him as your Lord and Saviour? Then take heart, for in Him you are safe (Jude 1); in Him you are secure (Romans 5:1-10); in Him you are saved (Ephesians 1:4-14); in Him you are forgiven (Hebrews 10:10-12); and in Him, even when you are weak you are strong – for His grace is sufficient for you (2 Corinthians 12:10).
The following is written by Steve Camp:
Though the world around us pridefully says, “God helps those who help themselves,” the reality is just the opposite. God helps those who can’t help themselves. Those that find themselves utterly destitute of confidence in their own abilities to deliver themselves from their calamity, pain, helplessness or hopelessness, and are ship-wrecked on His grace, cast-a-ways on His mercy; find a place of refuge with the Lord (Romans 5:8-10). He comes to the rescue to those who are void of their own strength and are completely bankrupt of their own competence to find their rest and assurance only in Him.
Here is the song and video of “You’re Not Alone” (scroll down for lyrics)
You’re Not Alone
I search for love When the night came and it closed in I was alone but you found me where I was hiding and now I’ll never ever be the same It was the sweetest voice that called my name saying
You’re not alone for I am here let me wipe away your every fear My love I’ve never left your side I have seen you through the darkest night and I’m the one who’s loved you all your life All of your life
You cry yourself to sleep cause the hurt is real and the pain cuts deep All hope seems lost With heartache your closest friend and everyone else long gone
You’ve had to face the music on your own but there is a sweeter song that calls you home saying
You’re not alone for I am here let me wipe away your every tear My love I’ve never left your side I have seen you through the darkest nights And I’m the one who’s loved you all your life All your life
Faithful and true… Forever For my love will carry you….
You’re not alone for I… I am here let me wipe away every fear… Oh yeah My love I’ve never left your side I have seen you through your darkest night Your darkest night And I’m the one who’s loved you all your life All of your life