Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. – Isaiah 41:10
At some point I feel that anyone, everyone will or does feel alone. Whether it is depression from not having a significant other or lack of social connections. Perhaps it is even a distancing from family that someone experiences. In every case it is unfortunate. For me it was a combination of being single and not having friends. We are wired for interaction with other people. Even those that come off as hermetic still find some joy in connecting with someone. This desire is because we enjoy the chance to share a part of us with someone. Even in our most difficult times when we think we are along we are not. God is there, he promised us He would be. We can fool ourselves in to thinking that He has turned on us but a Father doesn’t do that. He is there, always.
Time Alone Is Good
We need time to decompress that is just an obvious fact. A lot of times we don’t want to acknowledge that but it is good to get away from everything and just be alone for a time. When you have a supportive partner that can come in the form of them going to have their nails done while you have the kids and trading off so that you can do something you want to do. I say this knowing full well that often times I don’t get that myself and instead I put what I want aside. It is about finding balance in this type of action because we still have responsibilities such as family, work and other outside influences but we do need alone time. It allows us to center ourselves and focus on the important pictures and long goals instead of the daily trappings we tend to get caught up in.
Jesus Did It
Jesus spent time alone many times to pray (Luke 5:16) and we should to. My morning and evening commute is roughly 90 minutes total. I use that time to start and end my work day with prayer first and then I crank up music, sing like a mule and don’t care what someone at the stoplight may think about it. We should seek alone time with the Father. It is not like he is not there, he always is. Waiting to wrap us in His abundance of love and allow us to recharge in His presence. Time with God is cherished and always beneficial but we spend so little of our time with Him because of life. I have to make the intentional effort to be better at praying to Him. That’s the only true way to improve that, be intentional.
Often times we think we wait for God to reach out to us but it is so much the reverse. He is there, waiting for us to open our eyes and reach out to Him. Even when we may be alone physically or maybe we are in a dark place in our life. He is that voice whispering that you are enough. Get alone. Get on your knees. Reach up to Him and let Him recharge you. Even when we are alone we are really by His side and He is there, hand upon our head encouraging His children to grow.