In today's continual flow of media it is easy to see the loneliness in a Facebook post, a tweet, text or email. This week as I was sifting through my personal Facebook there were two post by two different friends about how alone they were feeling in their season. I can tell you from experience, the feeling of isolation is one that you do not just shake off...it is a process. You peel back the feelings of loneliness, press into the the One who can fill those empty crevices and you wait and you work to rise above it. Victorious.
Friends, I don't know if you are physically lonely during a season of singleness or if you are spiritually lonely in search of a Savior. I do not know if your seasons are those of health crisis or relational conflict, but I do know there is a place to find peace. Run to the cross.
Do not look back.
If you fall down, get back up.
Run to the cross.
In the days of infertility I often found myself in tears, sometimes puddles of tears in my quiet, alone time. I can remember lifting my hands in worship, I could not sing and my prayers were mere whispers. I was broken and weary. I could not stand but I could sit in quiet worship of the God who created me for His purpose in that season.
You are never alone. Never.
The God of all creation knows you. He created you. You are His. If you do not know Him he is a jealous God and He longs for you to be His. Start reaching for, running toward and clinging to the cross. There is peace in that place, the shadows of the Most High. He knows the hairs on your head, he knows your need and he is waiting for you to lift your hands in quiet worship...He will listen and He is waiting.
I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Marvelous are your works....
But the time is coming—indeed it’s here now—when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. The Father is looking for those who will worship him that way.
The Lord gives his people strength. The Lord blesses them with peace.