I’m going to tell you a true story from yesterday and I hope that it will benefit you in some way
Yesterday I was in one of those moods where I needed human interaction. I needed to talk to people face to face and just spend time with someone. Sure, I texted a lot, but that just wasn’t cutting it. I wanted more of that physical contact.
I Skyped with my friend Emma for about an hour and after that I still found myself needing people. My parents were both busy and my brother was at work so I hung on to hope that afternoon that I would be able to Skype with Emma and our friend and her siblings. I literally did nothing that afternoon. I just felt like I was waiting all day to find out if we could Skype.
By 5:30 I found out that Skype wasn’t possible. I instantly felt depressed because I was lonely all day and wanted to spend time with my friends. After a little while I asked Emma if she could Skype again, but she wasn’t really available either.
So I went to my next resort – my mom. Only to find out that she was taking a nap. Aside from that, my dad was doing something in his room, and my brother was in his room with the door shut.
I went back into my room and sat on my bed and just felt sad for a time. I felt so alone and so sad. And then something came to mind…
A few days prior to this, I had found this pin on my friend’s Pinterest board and in my time of sadness, of having no one, and feeling utterly alone, this pin came to mind.
I instantly got up and grabbed a devotional book of mine that I had already finished and read the first chapter.
After that I prayed. I talked to God as I never had before – as though He were a Father or a Friend sitting right beside me, instead of as an all powerful God in the Heavens.
I said to God – “It’s sad that You are my last resort in my time of loneliness. But I know You are all I have right now and You are the only one who can help me.”
I spent over an hour – possibly going on 2 hours – of time alone with God. Talking to Him, praising Him. I transitioned from songs about “I need you,” “I trust you,” “Help me,” to “You are the only King Forever,” “Almighty God, we lift You higher!”
And by the time I had reached the songs of praise to The Lord I found myself feeling so much better – I found myself smiling now, whereas just a few moments ago I had been crying in His arms.
God helped me through my moment of loneliness because I came to Him and fully acknowledged that He was all I needed.
When we are feeling alone and there seems to be no one there to help you or to talk to – God is always there. You might not feel instantly relieved after first approaching Him – I certainly didn’t. But I made myself stay with God until I felt better and if that would have taken all night, I would have stayed in my room all night spending time with Him until I did. What would I have to lose?
For me, what I thought was a miserable, sad, lonely day – turned out to be the cause of something so beautiful. God brought me to my low point so that I would run to Him. So that I would acknowledge the fact that He is there and He is Who I needed.
So in all honesty – I am glad we weren’t able to Skype last night because instead I got to experience something so amazing with God – the power of His comfort. Even if I had Skyped, the feeling of sadness would have come again after it was over. But being with God kept me in good spirits the rest of the night. <3
I just wanted to share this with you in case you can relate. Maybe you’ve felt that loneliness before and instead of choosing to run to God, you wallowed in your misery – as I have done countless times. Maybe this even sounds crazy to you – how can a God that you can’t even see or hear make you feel better in your loneliness? It is possible if you are truly taking the time and making the effort to come to Him and praise Him. We have the Holy Spirit inside of us – we are connected to God in an amazing way and He really can make you feel not so alone.
Do you have something you would like to add to this topic? Any questions? Please leave a comment down below and share your thoughts with me – I’d love to hear from you!
“…For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.””