Do you at times feel lost and alone? Life can push us so close to despair that we might forget God is always with us. Though Jesus tells us, “In the world you have tribulation,” His message doesn’t end there. He also said, “But take courage; I have overcome the world” (John 16:33). Our King of Kings, the conqueror over death, promised never to abandon us (Matt. 28:20). Why, then, do we continue to feel isolated? And what can we do about it?
Scripture can help correct our perspective—each time God’s people cry out for relief and assurance, we’re confronted with the truth that God alone is our refuge. In the words of the psalmist, “Under His wings you may take refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and wall” (Psalm 91:4). When we find ourselves in the midst of suffering, we can turn wholly toward God—allowing Him to shelter us in His love. We can trust that He hears our cries and is working all things for our good (Rom. 8:28).