When God said there is nowhere we can go … ever ... where he is not there, he meant it.
When you’re alone, completely alone, whether physically or emotionally, God is there.
I’ve known the tossing and turning of torment in the night season. The anguish is so great, that no human on earth can help you.
I found out there is one who can.
I felt the pain and sorrow. But maybe I was supposed to. Because if I hadn’t felt something, would God be real to me? I survived the night and I knew there was an unseen hand who kept me from becoming overcome with sorrow … one who stood watch over me.
And because God does not respect one person over another, he will be there for you, too.
You can be surrounded by people everyday and still feel alone.
The pain of loneliness is real. You may long for a husband, a wife, a baby, a friend. Maybe you never knew your mother or father. I have found the best remedy is to climb out of the loneliness pit and find someone to give to. Doing the opposite of what we are feeling works wonders!
Today, I noticed the gal at the register in my local grocery store looked sad. I have been feeling sad myself the last couple of weeks. I made it a point to admire her long, wavy, dark red hair. I didn’t feel like talking but I did. Her face lit up. Who knows what is going on in her life? But I made a difference. And when I walked away I was smiling.
It really is better to give than receive. And do you know that’s what the Bible is primarily about? God telling us to do the opposite of what we would normally want to do. He knows what works the best for us.