God Loves Each of Us as if There Were Only One of Us
We all have days where we feel our plans are thwarted, where we feel all that we have worked up to has been shattered, or the prize which we were just about to grasp has been taken out of our reach. It's that gut wrenching feeling of not being picked for the team, being uninvited to the party, or seeing a road block placed right before us as we reach the destination we so strived for. It is the sense of not being understood, not being included, not being missed.
It is the hollow feeling of being alone. Yet even in the darkness of the soul, there is hope. For in the soul there is an inner realization that we are made for more. As C.S. Lewis noted, human beings long for something that nothing in the world can satisfy, and that is because we are created for another world. We are made for union with God, and as such, God has a plan for our lives, a plan that will lead us to Him.
Sometimes it is hard for us to recognize that plan through shattered dreams, but it is then that we must trust God, and believe that He did not leave us to navigate this journey alone. Christ has promised us the He will be with us always, until the close of the age. And if at times we don't feel that security, we can find comfort in the cross; for on the cross, Christ had "my" name on his lips. He died for "me," so that I might be saved, so that I might one day stand before the Beatific vision.
It's at times when we feel most alone that we should drench ourselves in the love of the cross and take comfort in the words of St. Augustine, "God loves each of us as if there were only one of us."