More Meaning behind “Not Alone”

Not Alone

…This one’s going to get even more personal than normal (if that’s possible).

One foot in front of the other

On this beaten ground

With every bit of dirt uncovered

Wonder will this be the last you’ve found?

And the crowds seem to disappear, the farther down you go

’til it’s just me saying, I can’t

promise you an easy road

But you’ll never be alone

You’re not alone

As you wish upon those stars

That light the darkened way

Why is it they seem so far?

And one by one they fade away

And the crowds seem to disappear, the farther down you go

’til it’s just me saying, I can’t

promise you an easy road

But you’ll never be alone

You’re not alone

But I can’t do this on my own

The burden is too deep

I’m scraping for that bit of hope

To hold me when I’m weak

Who will hold me when I’m weak?

                           

I take a breath as You tell me

that I’ll never be alone

I’m not alone

 

I wrote this song as a promise to my loved ones that I’d walk through the tough stuff with them, as I held to the promise that God would walk with me.  

At that time, the context was my sister’s adoption journey.  It’s been awesome to see it finally come to fruition!  But at the same time, the journey has only begun.


14290019_747133752526_6526974859986928038_oHowever, recently this song took a different meaning for me.  The past month I’ve walked with my mother through the loss of her beloved husband.  It’s meant a lot to her and us how much her family, friends, and community has come around her and told her in many ways, “I can’t promise you an easy road, but you’ll never be alone.”

Personally, I’ve been mourning along with her on multiple levels in multiple moments, including when it was time to leave her and head back to Charleston. On one hand I know God has her back and will continue to care about and for her even more than we ever could.  I know God will send her the people and the help and encouragement she needs.

 However, even as she is surrounded by friends and a caring community, I think about how she feels not having her husband with her… her best friend–her person–is in Heaven. She may feel alone… although she is not.  

Please join me in praying that my beloved Mother will continue to know and feel God’s personal and loving presence with her, and have peace that she will “never be alone.”

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