The world is scary when you try to navigate through it alone. There are times when we feel as if the people around us are telling us to just suck it up and handle it. We’re told that we need to stay strong and keep it moving. What we tend to forget is that we aren’t meant to carry the load on our own. Life can be too heavy to bare and when you feel like you have nobody in your corner, it can feel impossible to overcome.

But we’re stronger together. Who’s “we”? The ones you trust. The ones that don’t just appear in your corner but in front of you, beside you, and right behind you. Anywhere you look, you see their familiar face and feel their support. You feed off their energy and strength when yours slowly starts to wane. It’s the kind of love that’s overpowering, it makes you unbreakable in the midst of feeling broken.

“We’re stronger and braver TOGETHER. Do not let this world and this narcissistic culture make competitors out of the very people who are meant to be your comrades in arms.”

Beth moore

There’s no shame in seeking that comfort. There’s no shame in leaning on the one’s who give you strength. You don’t have to fight on your own. Life forces you to face trials and decision making that can leave you in a state of chaos, but that’s why God gifts us with family and friends, strangers with kind hearts and angel’s that we never expected. What you gain on your own is nothing compared to what you gain when you let people in.

I know what isolation feels like and I know how dangerous it is to your well-being. It manipulates you in demonstrating help as a form of frailty. When your own pillar starts to crumble, you need another to hold you up. As a Christian, God is my foundation. However, I don’t know how I could’ve gotten as far as I did without the rest of my pillars sustaining me throughout my weakest phases. They gave me a release.

Where there are two or more, they become a force to be reckon with.

I found refuge in the ones that willingly carried some of my weight so that I could gain a portion of my strength back before I had to face it again. Where there are two or more, they become a force to be reckon with. It becomes a ripple effect. History has proved it. Everyday life is no different. Seeking help or support is not a hindrance, but not doing so will hinder your ability to overcome what’s right in front of you. Human connection is built for a reason. Use it.