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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