You Were Never Meant To Be Alone

There is a story about a man who falls in a hole and calls out to multiple people up above for help. Several people simply pass on by.  One passersby briefly offers some unhelpful solutions and moves along. Then the man’s friend walks by, and the friend jumps in the hole. The guy in the hole says, ‘Are you stupid? Now we’re both down here.’ The friend says, ‘Yeah, but I’ve been down here before, and I know the way out.’” It’s a touching moment, and it drives home the fact that community is crucial in tough times.

In the quote above, author Gail Honeyman takes us on a journey of a socially awkward young woman whose personal journey involves confronting loneliness and a traumatic past and the lesson she learns of the value of human connection and companionship.

We are never meant to travel this life alone – from the advent of Adam and Eve, God has wanted us to journey together.  We are not meant to heal alone for often healing is an act of communion.  When people are hurting what is often needed is someone to be patient, and loving,  willing to sit quietly and stand in helpful vigil to our suffering.

Hebrews 13:16 tells us “And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.” Luke 6:30: “Give to everyone who begs from you, and from one who takes away your goods do not demand them back. John 15:13: “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”Feb 19, 2020

Whether you are the man in the hole or not; reach out to someone that is.  Sometimes, all it takes is to sit beside someone and let them know they are not alone.  No words need be said.  The message is clear: “You are not alone.”

Do you find yourself in a “hole”? If so, can you reach out to someone to be with you right now?   You need not be there alone.

Are you in that hole with someone?  What can you do while you sit vigil with them?  Are there gentle words or gestures that they may know they are not alone?

Please share so others might benefit.

Thank you for reading my post.  If you have found it encouraging please consider liking, commenting or sharing it.  Feel free to even re-blog – may these words take flight!

I have additional insights I’d love to share with you found in the pages of my debut book: Surviving Medical Mayhem – Laughing When It Hurts.  To order a copy or learn more go to my website at

Blessings for Health & Wellness.


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