In Times Of Aloneness, Stay Focused On Jesus

Life is a sequence of two conflicting experiences, such as, ups and downs, joys and sorrows, life and death, and of course, companionship and aloneness (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8).

What happens when everyone around you disagrees with you because they do not understand your dreams? How do you handle the emotional turmoil of separation or divorce? What happens when your loved one suddenly pass away?

alonenessWhether it is a death of a dream, relationship or physical death of a loved one, there must be a grieving process which cannot be underestimated. Because we are creatures of relationships, something within us is torn apart whenever there is a separation from something or someone we love.

But in the midst of our hurts, disappointment and isolation, Christ is calling for us for a glorious unification of our soul and spirit with Him, in a way we’ve never experienced before. He wants to show us His love and compassion. He wants to strengthen us. And he promises us that He will always be there for us (Isaiah 43: 2, Isaiah 41:10, 14).

David experienced turbulent times of aloneness when his son Absalom conspired to destroy him. Joseph knew what it was to be rejected, separated and sold to slavery. Likewise, Jesus Christ our saviour experienced unparalleled times of total isolation from the Father on the cross of Calvary for our redemption. And because God has promised that He will never leave us nor forsake us, all these people achieved the divine purposes for their life. It’s my prayer that your own experience will turn out to be a big testimony of God’s faithfulness.

I still have fresh memories of my pain and agony when my beloved mother and sister suddenly passed away. But the Lord has always been my strength and comforter (Psalm 23:4).

Your own aloneness experience might not be about death and dying. It might be about your marriage, career, health, finances or relationships. Whatever your challenges might be,  God is thinking about you. He is touched with the feelings of your weaknesses (Hebrews 4:15).

Put your trust in Him. Refuse to allow your mind to slump into bitterness, self-condemnation, depression, doubt or faithlessness. Instead embrace the wonderful words of Habakkuk in Habakkuk 3:17-19.

Stay firm in His love. This time will pass. The Lord will surely lift you up and put a smile on your face. You will fulfil God’s purpose in your generation, and nations will called you blessed – because the Lord of Hosts is with you ALWAYS ( Psalm 9:10, 1 Samuel 12:22).

“…The LORD will not fail thee, nor forsake thee…” ( 1 Chronicles 28:20)




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