Thursday, September 22, 2011

On Being Alone

Have you ever been in a crowd, surrounded by people, and felt like you were totally alone?

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they will not overflow you. Isaiah 43:2-3

The Word is full of promises that we will never be left alone.
Promises hard to remember when the night is long and friends can't be found.
Promises we must remember with spiritual hearts.
He knew we couldn't make it without His strength.

No one will be able to stand up against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you or forsake you. Joshua 1:5

What if we foolishly choose to be alone? Who hasn't wanted to run away from everything that hurts?

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 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.
Psalm 139:7-10

Thank you, Father, for wrapping us with loving arms when the world is heavy and we can't find our way.