“…for he said, ‘I have seen God face to face, yet my life has been spared.’” Genesis 32:30(NLT)
As intense as sharp needles.As bitter as a two-day old pot of coffee.
Ruthless and often without warning, loneliness will rear its ugly head at any moment.
Loneliness plagues us all.
The scream of loneliness is so loud that it hurts our hearts and ears. Continually chorusing around us in our most vulnerable states, trying to steal our faith and hope.
“No one likes you”
“you have no friends”
“there is no one who understands you”
And the list goes on…
This week for tractor girl seemed to be “the week” to sense the closeness of loneliness. The life of a PW is one of loneliness, sometimes better coped with than others. The decoy is often busyness and of late the excitement of pursuing “The Vision.”
But, humanity grips us all and reminds us that we are just that human, and sometimes battles are fought well—and sometimes they are not. Hence the current flow of events for tractor girl.
But, HE is able to always squeeze good out of bad. So amazing about HIM is that every encounter, every experience, every challenge is not without working toward the good. HE has the ability to pull good out every situation.
In the midst of the intense battle with loneliness, HE reminds us of how blessed we are.
HE gives us the gift of loneliness to learn more of HIM.
The Gift of Loneliness creates a greater sense of HIS presence.
The Gift of Loneliness allows us to learn even more the importance of our relationship with HIM. “YHWH and me”
The Gift of Loneliness reveals HIM standing right in the midst saying…
Then Jesus said, “Let’s go off by ourselves to a quiet place and rest awhile.”(Mark 6:31–NLT)
Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty (Psalm 91:1–NLT)
But if you remain(abide) in me and my words remain in you, you may ask for anything you want, and it will be granted! (John 15:7—NLT).
He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams. (Psalm 23:2—NLT)
When Jacob was fleeing for his life for fear of his brother Esau, he found himself in a lonely, place wrestling with the angel of God. However, he was eventually able to refer to this lonely place as Peniel, which means “face of God.”
So, I shall embrace loneliness, for there I will see the Face of God.