I read this little article the other day that’s been staying with me, so I Young Women’s class on her first Sunday there, she has to sit alone. She looks around her and everyone else has a friend to sit with, except for her. She chose a spot against the wall, an empty chair beside her, and she feels very lonely.

christus-jesus-christ-mormonAt some point during her lesson she looks up at the wall she’s sitting beside and notices a picture of the Savior there. A warm feeling fills her and she realized that all this time she was sitting with a friend. The girl said, “It took a while to get used to living in our new town and to find new friends. At times I did feel alone, but I always remembered that Sunday when I noticed the painting of the Savior and realized I was never alone. Jesus Christ will always be my friend.” (Becky Prescott, “Always My Friend,” Liahona, May 2001, 47.)

Did you know that you are never alone? That Jesus Christ is your truest Friend and will never leave you comfortless? There is never a moment in your life, of sorrow, doubt, or pain, that Jesus has not already suffered. There is no sin, no sadness, no shame, no loneliness, that He has not already experienced. He understands you better than anyone else on the earth. And He is always with you.

Ponder these things the Savior has said:

“Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.
“Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.” (John 15:14-15.)

“I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.” (John 14:18.)

“Be patient in afflictions, for thou shalt have many; but endure them, for, lo, I am with thee, even unto the end of thy days.” (Doctrine & Covenants 24:8.)

When most things can’t penetrate my thick skull, music usually can. I wish I could sing this little song for you, because the music is sweet and helps to convey the words, but since I can’t, I hope you’ll at least enjoy the words:

Here’s a little song to help you get along.
It’ll see you through when you’re feeling blue.

And though it’s not profound, when you’re feelin’ down, so down,
sing this little tune and you’ll feel better soon.

You’re not alone.
Even though right now you’re on your own.
You are loved in ways that can’t be shown.
Your needs are known.
You’re not alone.

And when you cry.
You’re just lettin’ go a heartache deep inside,
so tomorrow they’ll be sunshine and sky and love close by.
You’re not alone.

And I know that it’s not easy,
but I know that it won’t last–
’cause one who loves you more than me is sending blessings fast.

You’re not alone.
Say it one more time– “I’m Not Alone”.
And even when it’s hard to find the words.
You’re always heard.
You’re not alone.

You’re not alone.
Say it one more time.
I’m not alone.
Even when it’s hard to say the words.
You’re prayers are heard.
You’re not alone.
(“You’re Not Alone” Michael McLane)

You need not feel alone another moment. You have the greatest Friend waiting patiently beside you, ready to comfort you if you will let Him. I truly believe that you can be happy, truly happy, with the knowledge that you are not alone and that your Savior loves you and is your true and constant Friend.

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