Article - Are You Alone?
With the onset of the holiday season, many experience the joy of sharing gifts, family and love of friends. The holiday season is one of the favorite times of year for many people. Yet, for many people it can also be the loneliest time of the year. For those who have lost family or friends recently or have experienced sickness, the holiday season can be lonely and depressing. However, with Gold’s help and does not and should not be! Notice what the Bible has to say about God’s ever abiding presence with the Christian.
“…He has said, I will never leave you, nor forsake you. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper…” (Hebrews 13:5-6). When life seems cold and lonely, remember that God has promised He is always there for us. He is no further away than the pages of the Bible and the avenue of prayer. God can be seen and heard in all of His Creation (Psalm 19:1ff).
As the Psalmist thought about the abiding presence of God he penned these beautiful words: “How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand;
When I awake, I am still with You” (Psalm 139:17-18). In times of loneliness, we seem to think that nobody cares and nobody is there for us. May we remember that every day we awake God is still with us!
While we think about the fact that God is always with His Children and the comfort we receive from never being alone, may we be reminded that this is only for those who have obeyed God’s will? Is your loneliness due to the fact that you are not a child of God. If so, you can become one today. Have you obeyed the gospel by believing in Jesus (John 8:24) repenting of your sin (Luke 13:3) confessing Jesus as Savior (Romans 10:10) being baptized for the remission of your sins (Acts 2:38) and living faithful to the Lord until the day you die (Revelation 2:10)? May we always be encouraged by knowing God is there and He cares for each one of us.
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