Chapter 15

Loneliness

    

14Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer. 

Psalm 19:14

6But whenever you pray, go into your room, close the door, and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you., 7“When you’re praying, don’t say meaningless words like the Gentiles do, for they think they’ll be heard because of their wordiness. 8Don’t be like them, because your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

Matthew 6:6

   

Loneliness is a prison unto itself. However, when we are alone it is then that we can hear God’s voice. Loneliness does not exist to those who know the Lord. I can say with all honesty that I never feel alone. The presence of the Lord is always apparent to me. 

My son, David, once said to me, “Dad you’re like one of my friends. You’re just a big kid with money.” To me the Lord is surely my friend. He is a faithful companion who happens to hold the keys to the universe. It is amazing what the world views as being important. How often does a person sit in meditation with the Lord, listening to God’s still small voice? What is considered loneliness is an opportunity to fellowship one on one with our creator. 

I find the times I am alone with God to be priceless. Granted, I did not always feel this way. There were times in my life where I was by myself for long periods of time. It took quite a long time to recognize the value of sitting still in a chair in silence meditating and in fact fellowshipping with the Lord.

1To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: 2A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; 3A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; 4A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; 5A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; 6A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; 7A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; 8A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace. 9What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboureth? 10I have seen the travail, which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised in it. 

Ecclesiastes 3:1

There is much in the world that contaminates the spirit. It is important to take advantage of an opportunity to sit in silence with the Lord. To me these times are priceless. God guarantees that the time we spend with Him will yield great blessing.

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