I was wondering if I am that tree that is planted by the waters? I shall not be moved. In all of the years that I have lived for the Lord, I believe at no other time have I felt the urgency to get our house in order, yet, I still feel that there is much to do. The tree is still; it is stationary. It is strong. It appears alone. How many times have we all felt alone?
Loneliness can sneak into our lives when we begin to isolate ourselves from those who matter the most in our lives. It isn’t necessary to be away from people to be alone. Loneliness can be felt in a crowded room. Together we will stand for those who may feel this way, especially this time of year. For some people this season is overwhelming with grief and despair. They long for the storybook Christmas’s depicted in the movies.
They may be missing loved ones long departed, or a relationship that didn’t last, or just have a general feeling of being discouraged with life in general. It is important to set aside some time for prayer, and spending time in his presence can get everything back into a proper perspective.
In the alone times of my life I have found greater strength to move forward with God’s plan and purpose. It isn’t easy to feel alone, but those times have proven the most beneficial for my spiritual growth. I know without any doubt that the Lord is the master of my storm and if he did it before, he will do it again.
In this week’s Lattereign we find that Jesus Christ is more than enough.