For now I am never alone. Not for a minute. No matter how much people might dislike me, hate me, reject me, abuse me, neglect me, spite me, talk behind my back, not approve of me, not accept me, not welcome me, I am not alone. For the Spirit of God almighty lives inside me, and His presence is always with me. I am filled with His Holy Spirit, and I walk by faith through life with the Lord. Jesus is my best buddy, the Lord is my Father in heaven, the Holy Spirit leads me through life.
Isn’t that something? For someone who so often felt alone, I have ended up with the best company in the universe. And this kind of company, Lord, God, King, savior, redeemer, healer, deliverer, advocate, counselor, helper, friend, companion, leader, and SO MUCH MORE, does not come and go. He does not walk away. He does not abandon me. He does not condemn me. He does not hate me. He does none of the things that we humans have a tendency to do.
The Lord is with me always. And now, when people come and go, or when I am led to go because the Lord is leading me away to new places, to new people, to wherever He takes me, I am not left by myself. Scared. Afraid. Trembling. Terrified. Desolate. Grieving that I am so alone. Because the Lord never leaves. He is in my life forever.
Do I sometimes feel alone? Of course. People still do the things that people do. And sometimes I place my heart and eyes on the world and sink down as I watch yet another person lash out in hatred, or another person walk off for one reason or another. Sometimes I hurt, still and deeply, for those who have forsaken me. And sometimes I feel alone because I meet so few sold-out, totally committed, totally dedicated followers of Jesus who are willing to give up the things of this world, including their popularity, to go where Jesus calls.
But then I am reminded. The Lord does not call me to be yoked to the world. Nor does He call me to love the world. Nor does He call me to love the things of this world. Nor does He call me to be “of” this world. He simply has called me to be in it. And though I am in this world that comes with its trials and tribulations, I do not walk through this world alone. For I am not. I am never. Alone.
He is with me always. He is with me forever. He is God! My God! My God who never leaves me! My God who never forsakes me! My God who when my mother and father forsook me, He took me up! And He takes me up. He takes me up into His shadow. Into His resting place. Into His shelter. Into His refuge. Into His secret place. Into His hiding place.
He takes me up into Him. I am caught up in Him. How can I possibly be alone anymore, no matter whether I feel alone sometimes or not. I never am. For I am in the best place in the universe.
I am in Christ. Hidden in Him. I belong. I am called. I am chosen. I am accepted. I am adopted. I am protected. I am loved.
I am in Him.
|… “To the praise of the glory of his grace, in which|
he has made us accepted in the beloved”. … Ephesians 1:6 NASB
1“Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.a
2I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.” :Psalm 91 NASB”’