Never Alone

I was happy to learn that some of you signed up for the Trusting God retreat with Jan Johnson and Matt Rhodes. I hope you were able either to listen live or to have accessed the recorded event. I also hope you enjoyed it and benefited from the teaching and interaction.

One lesson really helped me and has stuck in my mind since I heard it from Jan. She told the story of how she mentioned to Dallas Willard that she had been struggling with a pipe and felt the problem was insurmountable. He told her it was never just her and the pipe – Jesus was with her and she was never alone. Then Jan asked attendees to share their problem, phrasing it as “It’s not just me and _______.”

It’s not just me and this computer. It’s not just me and this flat tire. It’s not just me and this tree root. It’s not just me and this person I’m arguing with. What a great way to look at trials and frustrating situations. It’s never just me alone with whatever is going on in my life. God is always with me, always on my side and when I ask, he helps me figure it out – or gives me peace about it.

Learning to trust God is a daily, ongoing process. If you’d like to share something you learned from the retreat or needed to be reminded of, we can help each other along the path to greater trust.

Author: ttkach

Writer, cyclist, paper-crafter, mom, gardener.

8 thoughts on “Never Alone”

  1. Hi Tammy,

    I always enjoy reading your articles and appreciate your encouraging words and insights to Gods truth. Thank you for recommending the retreat. I truly enjoyed it and will sign up for the next one – Live without Lack. I hope you and your family are blessed with good health and safety, not only during these difficult times but always.

    Many blessings to all, Donna Vukelic

    On Tue., May 5, 2020, 7:50 p.m. Jesus – Son, Savior, God, wrote:

    > ttkach posted: “I was happy to learn that some of you signed up for the > Trusting God retreat with Jan Johnson and Matt Rhodes. I hope you were able > either to listen live or to have accessed the recorded event. I also hope > you enjoyed it and benefited from the teaching an” >

  2. Everyday I tried to gain access without being able to. I was registered but it wouldn’t accept my password or allow me to change it. Very disappointing.
    Stay well, best regards, Angela.

  3. There was something meaningful to reflect on every day. It seems that through this season, so many of us are spending more time in the Psalms. She pointed out that nearly all of the Psalms that start out negative then pivot to praising God. When we find ourselves in a negative mindset, we can pivot to praising God.

  4. Thanks for reminding us that we are never alone,God is always with us. God is always present to us. My spiritual director reminded me about this and asked me to likewise practice being present to God that is to be more aware of his hand,involvement and just there in our everyday. There is something really wonderful about the gift of our presence to others

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