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Have you ever felt alone? If so, you understand how this one emotion can create a roller coaster of negative thoughts and feelings in one’s life. We hate being alone. Sure, there are times we probably prefer to be alone; after all, sometimes you just need to get away. However, at its very core, no one desires to be alone.

When God was finished creating the world and everything in it, He looked over it all and “Behold, it was very good” (Genesis 1:31). God was proud of His creation, at least, until He saw that Adam was alone. Then God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him” (Genesis 2:18). Although the context of this passage involves the marriage relationship, it’s apparent God didn’t intend for us to go though this life alone. God saw we would need help along the way and decided to take action.

Whether we want to admit it or not, we need other people. We need other people to help us with our physical, emotional and spiritual needs. Solomon, the wisest man to ever live, wrote, “Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up!” (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10).

Yes, it is true. I need you and you need me. To get through this life with all its difficulties and trials, we need to rely on other people. God knew this was the case and gave us exactly what we needed, one another. I’m grateful God saw the blessing of having other people involved in our lives.

Justin Morton
via Chapman church of Christ
Ripley, MS

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