I was chatting with someone recently and she shared with me how alone she was feeling. The word alone really struck my heart. I’m a person who appreciates alone time, however there is a difference between alone time and feeling lonely or alone. And I’ve experienced the difference.
I’ve gone through a whirlwind of change over the past 6 years. I was thinking about it today. Personally and professionally my life looks nothing like it did 6 years ago. Given the complete metamorphosis God has taken me through, in His strength, there are friends, family and loved ones who are no longer part of my life. I’d like to say that it has been easy, but it hasn’t. It’s been hurtful, lonely, lost and sometimes hopeless. That’s why, in tough times, we must be in His strength. In reflection of the transformation, I sit in gratitude to God just knowing that He has made not only these changes possible and for my own good, but through it all, He gave me endurance, patience and strength. There’s no way I could have traveled this road without Him.
The first thought I had after hearing my friend and anyone else who opens up to me about feeling alone was to share with her to turn to God and ask for help. Whenever talks to me about feeling lonely, in my heart I know, no one understands loneliness better than Jesus.
Matthew 27:46 “My God, My God, why have you forsake me?” In our lives, that sounds like my friend’s mom, “please, don’t visit.” Some of us get “cut off” from family and friends because they don’t understand our choices for changing our life for the better. Marriages come to an end and we feel completely alone. Kids are bullied and can feel abandoned at times. This happens. It’s happened to me. And it may be happening to you right now.
Jesus was at such a higher spiritual level than those around Him. And just like some of us who are growing and changing at lightening speed because we want to be more Christ like or we earn for more joy and peace, or to be a better spouse or friend. The disciples abandoned Him. His closest confidents. Just like your loved ones and friends who have turned their backs on you.
I hope this helps. Xo
Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.
For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.
Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds