Hope for the Alone

With the world blowing up around me, I feel somewhat disconnected. While hundreds of people are dying in my state, my personal routines have barely been interrupted.

Why is that? How can I be so callous to others’ hurts?

But what if I’m not being callous? What if I just don’t understand their hurts? How can I feel their pain when I’ve never actually felt what they’re feeling? I’ve been sheltered all my life; I really don’t know what it’s like to be fighting for your life against a ravenous virus.

But if you’re out there struggling, and you feel like you’re all alone because people like me just don’t understand, know that you’re not alone. Hebrew 4:15 says that Jesus understands what you’re going through. When he went on the cross, he experienced the most horrific, gut-wrenching suffering that man ever could endure.

So when you feel all alone, or when you struggle with temptation, or when nobody understands you, remember that Jesus does, and he loves you more than you could imagine.

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who has been tempted in every way as we are, yet without sin.
Hebrews 4:15

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About Me

I'm a high school student, a teen, who seeks to follow God with everything he has. I've got so many questions and so often I feel like I'm hitting a wall in my beliefs, my actions, and my creativity. And that's OK.

Being surrendered is more of a process than a destination. I'm not perfect by any means, and I struggle a lot. But the daily act of "presenting my body as a living sacrifice," fully surrendered to the will of my King, is what will get me through.