Monday, March 28, 2011

The One About Loneliness

Being alone.

I've never been good at being alone. Don't get me wrong... I'm definitely an introvert and love the quiet, but I cannot stand the feeling of loneliness. Not having friends, not having a significant other, not having family.... those things just eat away at me. Obviously, now, I'm near my family and I have a wonderful significant other. I also have some wonderful friends. But still I often feel lonely.

I was talking with a friend and she said that we are always alone and if you think about it deeply, she is correct. Relationships give us an illusion of not being alone, but when it comes right down to it... we ARE alone. We, our innermost beings, are alone in our thoughts, in our choices, in the things we say and do. We are alone.

But we weren't created to be alone. We were created to have relationship with God. And for those of us who are saved and are walking with the Lord, we're never truly alone with our thoughts, in our choices and in the things we say and do. There is always One there with us, reading our thoughts as we think them. Helping us make choices in life. Guiding us (if we let Him) in the things we say and do. "I will never leave you nor forsake you" is the first verse that comes to mind when I think on this subject. It's comforting to know that even in our loneliest of moments, God is there, holding us and listening to us, even when it feels the prayers are hitting the ceiling and falling back down with a thud.

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