The Privilege of never being alone
Do you sometimes feel that you are all alone, that there is no one in the world that cares about you, or if you would suddenly die one day, there would be no one to mourn your death?
I remember feeling like that, even though my life was full of people, I often felt very alone. Trapped in my own little world of pain and suffering and not really able to communicate to people what I really thought or felt.
I would get mad when I would have coffee with a friend, and not once would they ask me how I was doing, or what was going on in my life, it was all about them and how they were and what they were feeling. It was exhausting and I hated the fact that there was not a soul around who really knew the intimate me.
Who I really was, what I liked, why I cried for this or that, what I liked, what I remembered and what was precious to me, seemed just my burden to carry, because no one around me truly cared, I mean truly cared to really get to know who I was.
That was until one day, I realized that I was not as alone as I had thought I was, the bible teaches us, that when Jesus was about to be crucified, he told his disciples that he would not leave them alone in this world like orphans, but that he would send his Holy Spirit as a comforter and a teacher, and he would bring them and all future believers into fellowship with God the father.
And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever- the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you
So as a believer in Jesus Christ, I have the assurance that the Holy Spirit will come and take up residence within my heart forever. I am therefore never alone and I am always connected to God my father, through the Holy Spirit.
The bible also tells us that there is not a place on this earth that we can go and hide from God.
For the director of music. Of David. A psalm.
O LORD, you have searched me and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O LORD. You hem me in–behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain. Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,” even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you. For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand. When I awake, I am still with you.
The realization that God knows every intimate detail of my life is amazing, I no longer felt that I was alone in the world, with no one to care that I had had good and bad experiences and that I would one day die.
I felt so loved and appreciated, and I realized that people do not need to know all of the intimate details of my life, just as long as my heavenly father does, he still cheers me on, he even loves me, in spite of knowing the bad things I have ever done, as well as the good things.
I am intimately known by the creator of the universe. I praise the lord for that!
So my dear friend, if you are thinking to yourself “that is good for you, I am still lonely”
I have good news for you, all you need to do, is to believe believe in your heart and confess with your mouth that Jesus is lord, and is sent from God, and he is God’s son, then the bible promises that you will be given the gift of eternal life.
When we do that, the Holy Spirit, comes and lives in your heart (Spirit) immediately, and forever. You will never ever be alone again, you will have a constant friend and companion who will lead and guide you.
It was the best decision that I ever made, I pray that you too would take that step of faith today and come to Jesus so that he will become your most intimate friend and confidante.
That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. As the Scripture says, “Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame.”
Take the step of faith today, and you will never have another lonely moment ever again.
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