There is a reality T.V. show called Alone.
In this show people are separated and spend 100 days in the Arctic.
They do have satellite phones and health checks; however, for all intents and purposes they are alone.
I do find it interesting that 2.5 million people come together to watch someone alone.
But what about you and I’s definition of alone?
It is often associated with being without the presence of another.
Lonesomeness is a state which belongs to no other.
Sometimes, we will say, “I just want to be left alone.”
Nevertheless, we actually are not alone. We have the Holy Spirit.
The walk of the believer is guided by the indwelling of the Spirit (Ephesians 4:30).
Not only that but we also have the Word of God unlike Job.
In his loneliness, Job cried (Job 31:35).
Job did not have a Bible to comfort him like we do.
We have the complete Word of God to comfort us in our loneliness.
So why is 22% of our population saying that they are lonely when 1 Thessalonians 5:16 instructs, “Rejoice evermore.”
So if you must get alone, get alone with God and His word.
You will find you are not alone after all.
So do not despair, God is for us (Romans 8:31).
A group in 2009 called Diamond Rio wrote a song and the chorus goes like this.
“God is there in the middle of your night, in every single light. He’s reaching for you right where you are. The God of the impossible is never very far. Oh, imagine a place He would never be.”
So don’t give up. God can heal loneliness.
Remember the encouraging words of Romans 8:38-39.
“For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Grace & Peace
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This was a very thoughtful devotion. Thank you for sharing.