By now, many of you have experienced the multitude of ways that Satan can creep in. Whether it be through others, your dreams and sometimes even your own thoughts. But you want to know the one that troubles so many Christians worldwide? When he can back you into a corner to believe this very phrase, “nobody knows what I’ve been through.”
Back when I was in college, there’s this song called “Nobody Knows” that I used to play out. (If your ears aren’t too religious, you should definitely listen to it to gain what I’m saying here.) In this song, the young artist croons about the difficult road he traveled in this life. How now that he is in a better position, all they can see are the rewards. But they never saw all the toil and strife that came behind it. How many of you can relate?
Though this song provided young me much comfort, I can look back now and see the seeds Satan planted. There’s nothing false about nobody knowing what all you’ve been through. The lie comes in when you believe that no one will understand you. Because no one can say they experienced your same trials, their understanding will never be deep enough.
But let’s be real here, you think in a world with seven billion people that no one understands you? That no one can possibly relate to your pain? I’ll be the first to say our trials may be different but a trial is a trial. What’s easy for you may be difficult for someone else. What Satan wants you to believe is that you are alone in your trials, but truth is you aren’t. Somewhere across the world or even your own town, someone is experiencing the same thing, possibly even worse.
Nobody may know your exact struggle, but trust me, they know.
“Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.”
II Timothy 3:12 NKJV
Reflection Question(s): We invite you to discuss below.'
Does feeling like no one understands you keep you from creating new relationships and friendships? Does it make you want to stay away from human contact in general? How will you change this narrative?