Thankful for Loneliness


My #7. Loneliness

It’s the middle of the night, your alone in bed with only the wind blowing through the limbs outside.  Darkness fills the room and your mind begins to ponder the meaning of it all, of life, your very existence.  God has created you, an individual person in a body of flesh and bone controlled by your soul.  You wonder how you even exist, how after thousands of years of other people living and dying, you came to be a living, breathing human being.  Does everyone else have all the same feelings you do, the same thoughts?  If someone else controlled your body, would they move it differently or make different decisions?  It’s truly aweing to ponder these deep thoughts and our brains are not capable of even beginning to understand any of the answers.  Scientists will always be searching for the origin of life, trying to prove exactly how it all started.  They will be conducting studies of consciousness trying to understand how your soul works.  But only God knows!  God created each and every one of us!  He formed you and me, the very cells we are made of.  He knows our souls and each fleeting thought that passes through our minds.  Most importantly, He loves us every one!  So much that He gave His son, Jesus Christ, to die for our sins and we only have to accept Him.  It’s while pondering these things, that I sometimes begin to feel lonely.  Out of the billions of people living in the world at any given moment, moving here and there, little “me” is lying there in bed alone.  Or so it seems.  But during the loneliness that creeps in, I realize that I am truly never alone.  God promises that He will never leave us nor forsake us.  Even if every person on this planet deserted me, hated me or sought to kill me, God would still love me.  I think of David when he was being sought out and had to hide in the caves.  How lonely he must have been.  I couldn’t even imagine.  But we read through many of the Psalms he wrote, that though he was distressed and afflicted, God was always there with Him.  He truly lived a life where God had fulfilled that promise multiple times.  God never “left” him, He will never leave us!  So when your feeling lonely, be thankful that you have a friend that will always be with you, Jesus Christ.

 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.  Hebrews 13:5 KJV

I am also reminded that God did not design us to be alone.  He designed us to share our lives with each other, as companions.  As evidenced when He created Eve, for Adam.

 And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. Genesis 2:18 KJV

God has created us to love one another and live our lives alongside our husbands, who He has chosen for us.  I’m so very thankful that I do not have to spend my life alone.  I am a loner most always, but usually with my husband.  I love to be alone, as long as he is there.  Although I know that I can ALWAYS depend on my Lord and Saviour to be there for me, I’m thankful that He also gave me a husband that will be there for me as well.  There is nothing better in this life, than being able to share everything, the good, bad and ugly with someone who loves and understands you.  Thank you Lord for always being there for me and thank you for my wonderful husband whom I can be “lonely” with.

Join me in the #GiveThanksChallenge by visiting the Give Thanks Challenge page.  Also see my past article on being  Lonely, Longing and LOVED for yet another perspective on being thankful for loneliness.

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