. . . for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee
Loneliness. That is the insidious condition which is most pervasive in this dark and dreadful place. It is perhaps the ultimate score of Separation’s dark power against our fallen souls. “It is not good that man be alone,” God said in the dawn of man’s new life, and you can be sure that from that moment forward Satan – always contrary to God – has sought to do whatever he can to make man a lonely and miserable creature.
Solitary confinement is Satan’s ultimate aim for each one of us.
“O how doth the heart in the midst of crowds feel frightfully alone!” wrote English essayist, Charles Lamb. The great Albert Einstein perhaps said it even better, “It is strange to be so universally known and yet be so lonely.”
Surely, there was never anyone as lonely as the guilty Adam. Just moments after he ate the fateful apple we find him hiding from God in the cool of the day.
Separation will do that to a man or woman; it will disconnect you from God and leave you in such confusion that you will actually believe He really cannot see you there, hiding behind the bush. James Ryle edited
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
Trust God for your day …Today