14 March 2021 Lonely Places

Hello to you how are you? I am doing pretty well after celebrating a couple of birthdays with family yesterday. When you live alone most of the time, having time with friends and family really helps a lot.

Since the divorce, I have been having to get used to my own company; thank God I have family here and Link. Doing life alone this past year has not been easy to do, I get really lonely a lot. The way I have found solace as of late is working on my relationship with God.

This passage stood out to me :

Luke 5:16 But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed .

In my opinion, Jesus was the rockstar of his time. It makes sense that from time to time he would seek seclusion with God. I can imagine him going to a spot in nature and having a nice chat with God. I can imagine the conversation, ” Hey Dad, it’s me Jesus. Did you see all the crowds today? Did I make you proud ?”

Sometimes we have to unplug from everything and everyone to hear God. A lot of people like to retreat to nature but it’s usually just to escape their hectic lives not just to be nearer to God. Ironically it is in nature’s whispers God can be heard the loudest. The breath of wind from a deep blue sky, the rippling of the waters and fields filled with the multitude of bird song all the ways God speaks. When I go to such lonely places I am ironically reminded of just how not alone I am. God is always with me.

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