|YOU ARE NOT ALONE
A man was sitting on a park bench, one afternoon. He was watching the families
Enjoying the nice sunny day. Instead of being happy, he was sad and broken. He looked at his own life, and he was lonely. He had just ended a relationship not too long ago. He
Wondered if anyone else would come along in his life. His parents were dead, and he
Had no other family members. He felt alone. He wished that there was something that
Could fill the void.
Has there been a time in your life when you have felt alone? Have you felt as if
Nobody cares about you? Have you felt cast away and rejected? God sees when
We are lonely. With a gentle voice, He tells us, “I am with you. You are not alone.”
A FEELING OF LONELINESS
At times, the world can be a very lonely place. In this world, there are many people
Who live out their lives alone. Some people can handle it. Yet, there are others who
Just fall to pieces just being alone. They feel abandoned and rejected. They might
Feel as if nobody cares about them.
There are many reasons when people find themselves alone. A person could have
Experienced a break up in a relationship. This might bring a feeling of rejection or
Failure. This person might wonder if he or she will ever find another person to fill
The empty void. Some people make friendships that do not last. Some people suffer
The losses of family and friends. This leaves a feeling of loss and sorrow. For them,
It is a wound that never fully heals.
How do people deal with loneliness? Some people learn to adjust and move on with
Life. For others, the adjustment is difficult, and life becomes a nightmare. Some
People lose hope that they will ever find anyone to share their life with. What is
Even more sad is that in their loneliness, some people self-destruct. Some people
Get caught up in pornography, gambling, or drug and alcohol abuse. They turn to
These things in order to relieve the burdens of loneliness.
I AM WITH YOU
Jesus has some words of comfort for you if you are feeling lonely. He wants you
To know that He is there for you. Even if you have been rejected and pushed aside
By the world. He will not abandon you. When you have suffered losses, He is there
To comfort you. He has shown you His love by dying for your sins. He has given to you new life and peace. He is the faithful friend and companion who says, “I am with you
Always.” (Matt. 20:28) He has declared His faithfulness in these words, “I will never
Leave you nor forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5) What a great comfort this is. What a great
Comfort to have the abiding presence of the Master.
HE STANDS WITH YOU
If you are feeling alone; know that you are not. In time, the Master will heal the pain. In time, He will fill the void in your life. He can fill lives with new relationships and ease
The pain of loneliness. While you might feel rejected and pushed aside, you are accepted
By the Master. May you feel His abiding presence. May you hear His gentle voice say.
“Be of good cheer, I am with you. You are not alone.”