Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Lonely Road

Everything the bible says is true whether we want to believe it or not.  God’s words are powerful and alive.  When He says, He won’t leave us nor forsake us, He means it.  Deuteronomy 31:6 says, “The Lord your God will always be at your side, and He will never abandon you.”  In trouble times, we may ask ourselves, I don’t know how am going to make it through, but miraculously we wind up okay, and that’s because God is with us.  His helping hand and gracious gift of grace is empowering us to stand strong to the end.  Psalm 37:24 says, “The Lord will hold your hand, and if you stumble, you still won’t fall.”  

There are instances when I feel lonely in my Christian walk, not that I am dealing with some kind of low self-esteem, no, it is more about not being able to share the love I have for Christ with my love ones.  You see, as much as I would like for my love ones to know Christ it is not for me to make that happen, but it is God.  My responsibility is to pray earnestly for them, James 5:16.  And I know that it is God’s desire too- 1 Timothy 2:4, for all humanity to come to Him, but as the word says, that is not possible, because the hearts of the people are evil- John 3:19.  However, I know that these feelings are nothing but a glance of my present state, and it is not what makes me who I am in Christ.  But it is worth mentioning and talking about it, because I know there are many people who feel lonely for one reason or another.

The great news is that our feelings are subjective to the Gospel.  Christ defines who we are and restores our souls.  God's words are objective, its plan is to save us from condemnation, our feelings are irrelevant.  I could only imagine how Christ must have felt on earth being around people that did not understand Him.  I understand now why He spent so much time in prayer.  He needed to talk to His Father to feel comforted and have reassurance that everything was going to be okay.  This is what we need to do instead of indulging in our feelings we need to embrace God more to receive encouragement, be enriched with His word, and know that God is listening, and ready to help us through it all. 

I can tell you that fellowshipping with other believers does help overcome a lot.  So, I encourage those who feel lonely, sad, or are going through tough times to allow the Lord to guide them through their Christian journey, as we all know, we will go through dark valleys, Psalm 23:4.

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