Often times, we as humans tend to have a fear of loneliness or isolation. What we seem to forget is that in Hebrews 13:5 the Lord our God has promised never to leave us nor forsake us. Meaning, He’s always there. The times when you feel like you are alone, that is the time when you need to draw closer to Him. Speak to your heavenly father, tell Him how you feel and ask Him to reveal His presence to you.
Feeling lonely is not always a bad thing. It allows you to evaluate yourself as a whole and learn what changes can be made, or what needs to be fixed. Being lonely also allows God to come into your life at a time when you can fully receive and accept Him.
I was once told that some of the strongest and most faithful Christians are single. Why is that? Being single is a time when we are most vulnerable. When I was single, it seemed as though I was constantly looking for something because there was an empty void in my life that I wanted filled. In my past, there were times I actually stayed in unhealthy relationships all because of the fear of being alone and having to start all over again. How would I go from spending time with someone everyday, to not having anyone to talk to and constantly being on my own. I couldn’t grasp in my mind how I was going to adjust. Finally the relationship ended and just as I feared, I was alone. To my surprise however, this is a time when I was able to get back to my first love. As I began to seek Him more and more, God stepped in and filled that empty void. He was what I was looking for all along and did not even realize it.
Being in what I like to call solitary confinement also changes our mentality. We are able to experience Christ in such an amazing and intimate way. A way that if we are surrounded by others, we might not be as receptive to. If you are single, I want to encourage you to embrace it. Let God take this time to shape and mold you for your future. God has so much in store for you. His plans are way more than you could ever imagine. He’s just preparing you. God has promised that He will be with you always, even until the ends of the earth. If He brings you to something, He will most certainly bring you through it. So embrace where you are, hang in there and always remember that you got it, cause God got you. #iDeclare #SolitaryConfinement
Heavenly Father, I thank you for times of isolation. Please help me to embrace the time I am alone and never forget that you are always with me. I decree and declare that I will experience you in a more intimate way each and every day. I will fully receive and accept You into my life. In Jesus name, Amen.
Hebrews 13:5 KJV “Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee”
Matthew 28:20 KJV “Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”