Day 16: Thursday, March 21st, 2019

“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you” (1 Peter 5:7)

“In my desperation I prayed, and the LORD listened; he saved me from all my troubles” (Psalm 34:6)

 

Being alone can be difficult. In life people may leave, but the Lord is always with you. Kids grow up and leave the house, relationships end, loved ones pass away, or, in my case, work takes them farther from you. No matter the reason, being alone is hard.

 

As Christians we are in fellowship with each other, and we can gain comfort from that. In my life when I am alone because we have moved and everything is new, there isn’t always a community to fellowship within when things are hard. Remembering that the Lord walks with us all of our days and through all our trials helps ease the burden of loneliness. Going to the Lord in prayer and turning things over to God heals our soul and, in that time, alone with the Lord, He will deliver to you comfort and clarity of mind to get you through whatever the situation may be (1 Peter 5:7). It sometimes takes those moments with Him to see that He has already given you the answers you need, but we are often so caught up in a narrow view that we cannot understand things through his wide lens. Take time in your life and throughout your day to reflect and consider that everything has a purpose, and with faith his plan will be revealed. Nothing happens when you are with God by accident. There are lessons in everything, and when you call to Him, you will be saved from all your troubles (Psalm 34:6). We serve a loving God, and He takes up your burdens to ease your pain if you only call upon Him. I am always comforted knowing in my life that I am never truly alone; He is with me. He is working in ways that I cannot imagine to prepare me for the roads ahead or to be the person working in someone else’s life.

 

Prayer:

Dear Lord, Help us to always call upon You, no matter the reason. Be with us as we work through life’s various burdens to lift them from us as we draw closer to You. Amen.

 
 

Contributed by Lacy Queen