Even when I walkthrough the darkest valley,I will not be afraid,for you are close beside me.—Psalm 23:4
Like Jesus, David knew what it was like to be alone. It was David who sang, “Even when the way goes through Death Valley, I’m not afraid when you walk at my side. Your trusty shepherd’s crook makes me feel secure.” Because Jesus knew what it felt like to walk alone into the fearful abyss of this world, he promised never to leave us, but shepherd us.
You need to realize JESUS IS HERE with us right now! You can ask him what’s going on in your life. What’s happening to me? Why do I have to walk through this dark period? Why can’t I see the light at the end of the tunnel? Why am I so fearful and in so much pain? Why do I feel so empty, so lost and so lonely?
God didn’t cause your loneliness or mine, but when we find ourselves alone, GOD IS THERE! Why? Sometimes, in the midst of our loneliness, we will discover that it’s the only place quiet enough for us to hear his voice.
Sometimes it’s the only place that God can get our attention. And as much as it hurts, sometimes it’s in the place of loneliness where Jesus Christ can communicate with us by reaching out and healing us where it hurts with his loving compassion.
Loneliness can be the biggest break that God can ever give us. The lonely periods of my life and your life can afford us the greatest opportunities to connect with our Creator. Loneliness can aid us in achieving our chief end in this life and the next—TO ENJOY GOD and each other now and forever.