FOR THE LONELY

Focusing or refocusing on God and His Word is not easily attainable but takes effort.

I was reading the 68th Psalm and concluded I would make a comment or two concerning the sixth verse – “God makes a home for the lonely”; when our daughter Cathy, out of nowhere said: “Dad!  Isn’t it interesting to note that people can, in the midst of almost ideal conditions, be “lonely”?

Visit a nursing home, a hospital, even a person who is home-bound, and soon you notice that they can deal with the impervious disease, but loneliness is like a missile launched into your “think tank”, which you cannot erase.

When I was in College, I held services and bedside visits with folk in a center, Kessler Institute, designed to assist those with physical maladies.  Many of them seldom or never saw a family member for extended periods!  (Australia, Africa, Canada, West Virginia, etc.)  They did more for me than I for them! Yet, one could sense their loneliness in the midst of excellent care.  Granted, it is horrendous, and dealing with it is an un-mistakable challenge.  Realizing the benefits for you and others through this exhausting time is definitely helpful!  Focusing or refocusing on God and His Word is not easily attainable but takes effort.   When looking into His sovereignty, His purpose behind your experience as it relates to your future, those involved in your current experience to ultimately affect others in a very positive way, (the list goes on), all have a purpose in the plan of the ALMIGHTY as it relates to you, not only for time, but for eternity.

Remember always other gems from God’s Word. Romans 8:28-31 “And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren; and these whom He predestined, He also called; and these whom He called, He also justified; and these whom He justified, He also glorified.  What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us who is against us?”

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