SOLITUDE!

“It is not good that man should be alone” (Genesis 2:18).

Solitude is void and painful. The sad feeling kills itself. The people who are alone will live with frustration and sadness.

The feeling of being alone hardens some people. They will not move affectionately with others. They will always be finding fault with others. A proverb says, ‘An idle mind is satan’s workshop.’

God did not like to stay alone in Heaven and so He descended to earth in order to establish fellowship with man. Thus, He mingled with them too. But the man committed sin and hid behind the trees. He left God and aligned with the devil. Instead of listening to the Word of God, he obeyed the words of the serpent.

Dear children of God, never forget that God is not only a loving God but also He longs for your love. It is this God of love who will clear your worries and lead you beside the still waters. Even today, He will remove the solitude from you and with love, He promises “I will not leave you nor forsake you” (Joshua 1:5).

You will never be affected by this feeling of solitude if you fully believe this promise. Feel the presence of God and lean on His chest so that you get relieved from this sad affair of solitude.

Jesus Christ had to isolate Himself on the cross. Though the sufferings and grief were in plenty, He was unable to share them with others. He tolerated everything on His own. The disciples moved away from Him. Judas Iscariot betrayed Jesus. The three disciples whom He loved most were sleepy and were the ones to run away out of fear when He was in danger.

The Scripture says, “He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. Now when evening came, He was alone there” (Matthew 14:23). “Now when evening came, the boat was in the middle of the sea; and He was alone on the land” (Mark 6:47).

Dear children of God, when you have fellowship with God, the solitude in you and in God as well will be removed. Then, you will be comforted and the heart of God will rejoice. When you hold His hands an enthusiasm and boldness will come into you. Praise God realising that He is always with you.

To meditate: “And yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me. These things I have spoken to you, that in me you may have peace” (John 16:32, 33).