Posts Tagged ‘alone’

Elijah replied, ‘I have zealously served the LORD God Almighty. But…I am the only one left…'” (1 Kings‬ ‭19‬:‭10‬ NLT)

Truganini was reportedly the last full-blooded Aboriginal Tasmanian. Her people, who had inhabited the island of Tasmania for years, were almost completely decimated by the Black War, a prolonged conflict between them and newly arrived European settlers, as well as the diseases brought by the settlers. After resorting to crime to get by, the remaining Tasmanians, around 200, were exiled to nearby Flinders Island, where they all eventually died out, with Truganini being the last. 

Elijah had been pretty busy, defeating Baal’s priests & praying in the drought-relieving rain. But now in a moment of discouragement, running from the wicked Jezebel, Elijah is alone and believes there are no other faithful believers. This is a place we wind up in too. But you are not alone! The importance of Church is so believers can know that they aren’t alone. You have siblings in the faith, those that would care deeply for you and help when in need. 

If you don’t have a home church, ask God to help you find one. None are perfect, but God will help you find a special group that will encourage you along your journey. You are loved and not alone! Find your place of fellowship!

But I am poor and needy; Yet the LORD thinks upon me.” (Psalms 40:17 NKJV)

Daniel Chong was a student at the University of California in San Diego when he visited a friend’s house in 2012. The house was raided that day by the DEA in a drug sting. While being held in an isolated cell during the investigation, Chong was forgotten and left unattended without food, water, or hygiene for 5 days before being found, seriously dehydrated and ready to die. Needless to say, somebody got in trouble!

When we are in the midst of heavy trials, perhaps even isolated from the comfort of others, our soul naturally gravitates to God for help. We fear being alone, afraid that God would forget us, leaving us alone to die, like Chong. Yet the Bible says that He never forgets us, but is always thinking of our well-being!

As you start your weekend, don’t let your fears overwhelm you. You are never alone no matter how you feel. Be confident in that! Let your issues draw you in hope to God! You are loved and highly thought of today!

Lord, they have killed Your prophets and torn down Your altars, and I alone am left.” (Romans 11:3 NKJV)

Jackie Robinson was an American baseball player who became the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball in the modern era. Robinson broke the baseball color line when the Brooklyn Dodgers started him at first base on April 15, 1947. While there were those supporting him from the sidelines, he had to stand out there alone.

In life, and especially as a Christian in a secular world, we often feel like those in the Bible that we’re alone in the field of faith. And we must be. We must be so alone that we never feel alone, because we are that confident of God’s presence with us at all times. When we draw more comfort from others than God, He allows us to be alone, that we will draw closer to Him.

You need to know today that you are never alone. I pray that you have a support team, especially those from your church, that stand with you. But know that God is with you to whatever end you face together. He will always be there for you! You are loved today!