Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Not Alone

Anybody experiencing loneliness since quarantine?  In some ways I think all of us are in one way or another.

Whether you are an introvert or an extrovert, you may feel a little anonymous and overlooked — it’s the nature of social isolation.   But here is an encouraging fact.

You aren’t anonymous to God.  You aren’t alone when He is with you.   There is no way we can socially isolate ourselves from Him.

Psalm 139 explains this so well:

I can never escape from your Spirit!
    I can never get away from your presence!
If I go up to heaven, you are there;
    if I go down to the grave, you are there.
If I ride the wings of the morning,
    if I dwell by the farthest oceans,
10 even there your hand will guide me,
    and your strength will support me.
11 I could ask the darkness to hide me
    and the light around me to become night—
12     but even in darkness I cannot hide from you.
To you the night shines as bright as day.
    Darkness and light are the same to you.

As my mom said during her battle with COVID-19 when she couldn’t leave her small 1/2 room at the nursing home:   I am SHUT IN with God — and God is SHUT IN with me.

You’re not anonymous.  You’re not alone.   He Knows Your Name.

1 comment:

Christina said...

Such a important and comforting message to remember we are never alone. I've never heard the video you shared. I like it. I like this too similar message in this song
I am not alone by Kari Jobe
Kari Jobe