As humans, we all want some type of companionship; whether it be through a good friendship, a romantic relationship, or even through a mentorship with someone much wiser/older than us. We all want comfort/support from others and to know we are not alone. However, the reality of life is this: we might not always have support or a “go to” person every time we hit a low or dark point in life. To be quite honest, anyone who is truly walking with God will indeed go through periods where they have to lose certain people who are not contributing to their growth in the Lord. Therefore, you may very well end up alone for a certain period of time-not completely alone, because God is always with you, but alone in the sense that you are not surrounded by people.
Now I know from experience, it doesn’t feel good to go through a struggle and feel as though you have no one to lean on. We all want at least that one person who will step in to hold us in their arms and say, “Everything will be okay”. Yet I still see the beauty in not always having that one person-I see the beauty in sometimes just being alone. Being alone makes you totally dependent on God for support, strength, and encouragement. And when you realize that you’ve made it through rough times without much support from others, you’ll have FULL ASSURANCE that it was only God who brought you through. Moving forward, you will not fear losing anyone or anything because you will know for certain, through your own personal testimony, that you can make it with just you and God!…I’m telling you, this type of assurance is so sweet-I know it very well!
Sometimes a friend may not be available, a family member may be too far away, and a lover could turn cold and you will need to know that you can still make it-even if no one but God is there. You will need to know that when a friend is not around to whisper words of comfort, God will comfort you through His word and by the filling of His Holy Spirit. You will need to know that when a lover is not there to hold you tight, God will wrap you up in the warmth and calmness of His presence. And the only way to truly find this out is to experience alone time and see for yourself that God can and will keep you when nobody else is around. So I encourage you today-even in the midst of life’s struggles, see the beauty in being alone! Don’t be afraid of alone time; I dare you to embrace it! It will only bring you closer to God as you look to Him for ALL of your help and learn that NOBODY can comfort or keep you quite like He can!
Psalm 121:1-2 (New King James Version)
“I will lift up my eyes to the hills-From whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.”
-To God be the Glory
*Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
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