Loneliness is a feeling where you find yourself isolated, empty and disconnected from others. The Psalmist cries out to God, “Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted.” These days everybody seems to be busy. People have no time for others and there are many who are very lonely. Maybe, today you feel lonely. Take heart! Psalm 68:6 says, “God sets the lonely in families.” This is only a season. It will soon pass. God is preparing you for the next step in life. Meanwhile, take time to draw closer to God. Spend time in His presence. God comforts those who are lonely and forsaken.
When we start out our day first with a time of Bible reading and prayer, it makes an enormous difference in the way that day plays out. It’s the time He fills us with His strength and wisdom. Therefore, we’re better equipped to face the challenges of the day.
Listen to my voice in the morning, LORD. Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly. Psalm 5:3
What a great pattern for us to follow! Setting aside time to seek Him everyday reminds us that we rely on Him daily!
I find it intriguing that God describes us as His bride. Speaking of the church, He says, “The marriage of the Lamb has come, and His Bride has made herself ready.” —Revelation 19:7 Jesus died to make you His very own. He loves you with an everlasting love. He delights in you.
Isaiah 62:5 says, “As the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so your God will rejoice over you.”
You are precious to Christ. You are His. His love for His bride is selfless and complete. How do you respond to such love? Are you willing to give your all to Him? Is He your first love?
I will lift up my eyes to the mountains; from where shall my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. He will not allow your foot to slip; He who keeps you will not slumber. Psalm 121:1-3
God is All-powerful, the Creator of heaven and earth. He’s with us, always. He will not allow your foot to slip; He who keeps you will not slumber. He won’t allow us to fall. We may find ourselves on slippery slopes, or the path we’re walking may be full of potholes and obstacles. But the God, who knows all, knows our way. And even when we stumble, He will keep our footsteps firm. He watches over us and never sleeps nor slumbers. Let our eyes be fixed on Him.
Moses was almost 80 years old when the Lord met him at the burning bush. Moses left Egypt when he was 40. Imagine that, he might have forgotten his life in Egypt, his calling, his people! But God had not forgotten him. God had not forgotten His people either.
Today, are you in a place where you have forgotten your calling? Maybe, you think God has forgotten the promises He’s made to you. Never, He will meet you where you are right now. He’ll lead you safely to the place He’s prepared for you. Don’t be discouraged. His promises never fail. He will fulfill His plan for your life.
“Behold, I send an angel before you to guard you on the way and to bring you to the place that I have prepared.” Exodus 23:20
But if from there you seek the LORD your God, you will find Him
if you look for Him with all your heart and with all your soul.
– Deuteronomy 4:29
When was the last time you truly searched after God? When was the last time you sought after the Father so that you could know Him better and appreciate Him more? And when we do that, like the prodigal son in Luke 15, we will find He’s waiting and watching for us to come home!
Precious Heavenly Father, I have walked far away from You. I want to draw close to You and know You more. Please reveal Yourself to me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen
But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty.
—1 Corinthians 1:27
A lot of times we will come up with excuses as to why God cannot use us. Maybe it is a fear. Or you might think, God could never use me. But God can use flawed people, and that includes us. So whatever the excuse or fears you may have, God can still use you.
If you give God a chance, you would be amazed at what He could do through you . . be willing to take a step of faith.