The day this song was written, Jimmy Yeary had received a call from a family member who admitted she was suffering through a dark time. She was not only deeply depressed, but ashamed to tell anyone. “I just feel so isolated,” she told Jimmy, and added, “It’s as if I’ve been abandoned.”
After their conversation, Jimmy thought about the times he’d felt the same way. He had come to believe that life’s toughest moments were infinitely worse when faced without the comfort of another. The perspective available to everyone, Jimmy decided, was to choose the understanding stated in the title of this song.