Sunday, July 22, 2012

Loneliness vs. Loneliness

Loneliness is an awkward term or thought that can evoke some of the most soul stirring moments of a person’s life. Sometimes the shadow of loneliness casts darkness over a heart of joy leaving one in utter despair as Satan whispers his lies. Theses untruths echo within our mind and set our life motion into a downward spiral of hopelessness. If we listen long enough, we begin to believe… maybe we don’t have purpose, we are no good, and …what’s the use of even trying.

But this sad and depraved type of loneliness leads me to a second and healthy loneliness. A loneliness that feeds on the very Spirit which gives me life, beckons me to sit at the feet of Jesus or crawl upon His lap between the hems of His robe, and talk awhile with Him. Yes, there is no better place to be when Satan’s arrows quiver close to my soul, but alone in the protective arms of my heavenly Father. When I allow the Spirit of the Living God to sing over me, the shadow of loneliness that Satan cast is no more! For the Son in all His resilient glory reign in the heart of the one whom Jesus loves…his child!


Sarah R said...

You are saying what I've always thought, but never articulated. I am one of those introverted people who love being alone; I often feel His spirit and voice nudging me at these times. Your writing is such a blessing. Hope you're doing ell! xoxoxo

Suzanne Andersson said...

Wow! That is so beautiful! I just posted a poem about Loneliness in todays busy world but you have hit the nail on the head! I am alone with my Lord all the time in my mind and my prayer is to bring people closer to Him with my words of encouragement too!
Well done! Keep up the good work! Sue Andersson