Never Alone

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I used to feel so alone. So often alone. Even in crowds of people alone. I know I am not alone in this experience of being alone. I felt such a lack of belonging that I could be immersed in a group of people and still feel apart. Different. Separate. Unique. Never quite fitting in. Sometimes not even close. Alone. Now I am alone no more. And when I do “feel” alone, it is because I am different. I am set apart. I am set apart for my Lord!

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

1Whoever 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”’

“The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor
forsake you.  He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you”.  Deuteronomy 31:8 NASB

“If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not
belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world ” John 15:19 NASB

“Know that the LORD has set apart his faithful servant for
himself; the LORD hears when I call to him.  ” Psalm 43:3 NASB

“For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.  For you died to
this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God.  ” Colossians 3:3 NASB


“When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take me up.” Psalm 27:10 KJV

 15Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.16For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world. 17The world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God lives forever.” 1 John 2:15-17 NASB

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