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God will provide for us when we feel alone
Loneliness is a situation that we should not ignore. One can be with a group of people and still be alone. It is a state of mind which we are in. There are several reasons why people may be lonely. If you have moved into a new city and don’t know anyone you may be lonely. Maybe you are in trouble and hiding from resolving your problems or you are incarcerated, this can make you lonely. Are you struggling with an illness that you believe no one understands what you are going through? Other reasons for being lonely are aging, death, divorce and having no family members or friends. Below are some bible scriptures to encourage you during your season of loneliness.
God will provide for us when we feel alone
A father to the fatherless, a
defender of widows,is God in his holy dwelling. God sets the lonely in
families,he leads out the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a
Be strong and courageous. Do not be
afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he
will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Remain in me, as I also remain in
you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither
can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.
All my longings lie open before you,
Lord; my sighing is not hidden from you. My heart pounds, my strength fails me;
even the light has gone from my eyes. My friends and companions avoid me
because of my wounds; my neighbors stay far away. Those who want to kill me set
their traps, those who would harm me talk of my ruin; all day long they scheme
and lie. I am like the deaf, who cannot hear, like the mute, who cannot speak;
I have become like one who does not hear, whose mouth can offer no reply. LORD,
I wait for you; you will answer, Lord my God.
This is a Psalm that God spoke to me when I was in my wilderness season. God showed me there are seasons of drought that I would enter and that this would be one of them. He also showed me that in this season God is still there with me and that I wouldn’t have to worry about not losing him. This was a powerful reminder of God’s promise to me while I had to patiently endure this wilderness season.
This Psalm was written when the people of God was taken captive into Babylon. There they faced persecution and distress because they were away from the land of promise. But in this place God, who could have easily been upset and angry with them choose to speak wonderful promises to them. Verse 5 says “If I forget you, O Jerusalem, may my right hand forget its skill.” Wow! what a powerful statement made by God. For one thing, God cannot forget anything because simply He is God. But God can choose to forget,so what God was saying was, I bind myself from ever forgetting you. Even if God wanted to and choose to forget you, he said may my right hand forget its skill. You know thatthe right hand of God signified “Power and Authority”. The Bible from time to time says Jesus is seated at the “right’ hand of Power. It signifies Power and Authority of God, so what God is really saying is that If I forget or choose to forget you, may I lose my power and authority that I have… Wow that is one of the most powerful statements God can ever make to his creation! It’s not like one of us losing a right hand, God created the heavens and the earth and all of creation, and for him to loose his power means to loose the power to sustain the universe and himself.
Then he says in the next verse, verse 6 “May my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth if I do not remember you, if I do not consider Jerusalem my highest joy’. So when a tongue sticks to the roof of the mouth that’s losing the power to speak. God was saying if I forget you, may I loose my creative power to speak, and we know God’s speech or his word that came out of his mouth was what created the heavens and the earth. Basically what God was saying was that may he lose my creative power to create anything every again if I forget you!
All of this he said when they were in their wilderness season, wondering where God was and outside the promises of God. Don’t be afraid of the season and pain your are enduring. God is making a powerful commitment to you today, that he binds his power, authority, and Word and that he would lose all that if he FORGETS you!. You are so precious to him, that it caused God to make such a powerful vow and statement! This should cause every believer to shout and sing with joy! God chooses not to forget you, even if he wanted too, he will remember you. My question to all of you is this, are we able to commit ourselves to Jesus in this manner? Can we say “God may we just not live anymore if we forget you”. Forgetting is not just saying I forgot God on Monday, or forgot to think about him. You can forget God even while you are in church or doing ministry! God wants you to remember him, by remembering your first love, and how you fell in love with him and couldn’t wait to spend time with him and just love him with all your heart and tell others! God Bless!