I have felt lonely recently. After I had a whole month in Britain filled with people I love, close friends and family who know me well, tease me for embarrassing childhood memories and know my sense of humor. Every day I saw someone who I share great memories with, it was so wonderful.
Getting back to life and back to reality, has meant I’ve spent time on my own. It has been a bit of a shock to the system.
While feeling lonely myself, I thought of all the lonely people out there and I wondered how could I bring words of comfort to them. Then I remember the wonderful truth, we are not alone.
Matthew 28:20b “And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
Our Lord Jesus is with us and he has sent His Holy Spirit to comfort us.
John 14:16 “And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever.”
Our Lord Jesus asks the Father on our behalf for a helper for us, we have that comfort wherever we are.
While studying away from home at University, I felt lonely and in my loneliness I decided that I would write what I was thankful to God for in a Christian journal. I wrote prayers and I made it colourful. At first, I didn’t feel any better, I felt worse in a way because feeling sad and lonely, my attitude was not very grateful. But, over time, I realized this was reminding me of God’s wonderful truths.
I also saw answers to prayer, I had a record of what I had written and I saw how God had answered these prayers. Thirteen years later I still write a Christian Journal.
James 4:8 “Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.”
This is such a wonderful promise, I feel that while I write in my journal I draw near to God and He promises, as it says in James, that when we draw near to Him He draws near to us.
We are not alone, He is with us.