Certain times of the year loneliness seems more pronounced and the Christmas season is one of those times. You may be alone the other eleven months but you really feel it deep down more in December. If that is you, turn your eyes to this:
“Whom have I in heaven but Thee? And besides Thee, I desire nothing on earth. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever” (Psalm 73:25-26).
We kid ourselves when we believe that if we have lots of people around (friends, coworkers, and relatives) we are insulated from loneliness. Many are terribly lonely even in the midst of a crowd. The bottom line is that we have no one but God anyhow and that realization can actually lift us up.
He is our source. Only He satisfies our soul. It is He who strengthens our heart. He is our only inheritance for eternity and that will be more than enough. In this passage we can receive comfort because it is the truth and the truth is victor over any emotion. The more we center ourselves on Him the more deep joy fills us and crowds out the loneliness we sometimes feel.
The next time a pang of loneliness comes knocking on your door, answer it this way: “Lord, you are all I have and all I desire. You are enough!” AMEN.