Five Minute Friday – Alone

by | Aug 28, 2015 | Five Minute Friday

Friday. So many of us love Fridays.

I do because it’s the day of the week many of us write. We take one word and write for five minutes straight. No spell-checking, or grammar-checking, or etc. Just writing straight from the heart. Five Minute Friday. Kate Motaung hosts us all, as we encourage and bless and support each other. I invite you to join us… either on your own blog, in the comments below, or on a piece of paper on your kitchen table.

This week’s word:

–ALONE–

 

GO.

I would venture to say we’ve all felt this way, at one time or another.

We’re left out.

We’re found out.

We’re tired out.

We’re in “time out.”

We’re singled out.

We’re wiped out.

alone

We’ve all felt alone.

alone: abandoned, companion-less, deserted, solo, by oneself

It’s not a pleasant word… or is it??

Sometimes I like to be alone. I like the quiet early morning hours by myself. I appreciate the serenity and the blessedness of time alone. It’s often when I’m alone I hear God’s voice, and I am able to pray, read, study.

But too much of this alone time, I find it’s not a good thing for this like-to-be-around-people kind of girl.

God’s Word tells me, though, even in the times we’re by ourselves, we really aren’t alone. Even when we feel abandoned, companion-less, or deserted, we are not.

Take a look:

“The Lord himself will go ahead of you. He will be with you. He will never leave you. He’ll never desert you. So don’t be afraid. Don’t lose hope.” Deuteronomy 31:8

and

So don’t be afraid. I am here, with you; don’t be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, help you. I am here with My right hand to make right and to hold you up. Isaiah 41:10

I love the words, “He will never leave you. He’ll never desert you,” and “I am here…”

Friend, if you’re feeling alone today, be reminded you are not. He’s right there with you.

And if it helps at all, I’m journeying right beside you.

 

STOP.

I am well aware how many people feel alone in this world. Working in a mission ministry for years allowed me to witness this first-hand. If this is you today, I’m praying for you. I’m asking God to make Himself and His presence real to you today. I’m asking Him to encourage your heart. He loves you, friend. If there’s something specific I can be praying for you, please let me know… either in the comments below or in a separate message. He’s with you, and so am I.

Much love,

Julie

 

 

 

 

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8 Comments

  1. Tara

    Oh friend, wise words. As a single woman, I am so alone but the truth is that in Christ we are never truly alone. I’m so thankful that God never leaves us or forsakes us. Visiting from FMF where I’m parked in the #9 spot this week.

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    • Julie Lefebure

      Hi Tara! I’ll stop over and visit your post too. Thanks for coming by. I will be praying for you… that you feel God’s undenying presence in your life this week. I’m thankful we are never alone. God bless you, sweet friend!

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  2. Syndal

    Yes I loved this: too much alone time is not a good thing. I have been thinking of how God says he will set the famililess in families. That is my area of loneliness, my place of waiting, my place of grief. I am not afraid, and I am fighting for hope. Thanks for the reminders!

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    • Julie Lefebure

      You have a beautiful hope in Jesus, Syndal. God is with you, and I’m glad you’re fighting through for hope. May God bless you in that today, friend. Thank you for stopping over and for sharing. You’re a sweet soul!

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  3. Janet

    Hi Julie – I love the words “I am here.” Not contracted. They are calming, aren’t they? I also like the words “Holy Spirit, come.” I’m starting to consider a theory about ‘alone’. It’s kind of like curly hair and straight hair. Some of us need to get away from the hustle and bustle for good ‘alone’ time…some of us spend far too much time alone and need to ‘community’ more…. You get the analogy, right? This was a thought-provoking prompt and I enjoyed your idea… I hope you have a great weekend.

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    • Julie Lefebure

      Hi Janet! I completely understand where you are coming from. And we see alone in the light of where we currently are. I appreciate your perspective! Thanks so much for being here and for sharing. May God bless you this week!

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  4. Jen Daugherty

    Julie, I love your sweet heart! You are such a blessing to me and many other people.

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    • Julie Lefebure

      Awww… thanks Jen! Can’t wait to see you soon. You’re a blessing to me too!

      Reply

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