This morning, there is a chill in the air, while leaves fall to a ground that is covered in places with snow. Birds are fluttering everywhere, while one little squirrel forages for food. As the sun shines through the pines and lays shadows on the ground, I can't help but feel the presence of God, in all that is taking place around me. As I sit here and watch everything outside my window, I wonder why we feel so alone at times. Is it that this life is taking our thoughts to places that can make us feel alone?
Last night, as I read God's word and began to share my heart with Him before going to bed, I had some things on my mind that were actually taking me to a place in my thoughts that made me feel alone. Nothing had happened…and nothing had gone wrong; but it was just the thoughts that were making me feel this way.
You know…I've never stopped to think on how our thoughts can take us to a place that can seem so real at the moment…as if we are actually living those thoughts, and when I think on this, I can see how succumbing to these thoughts can actually make us feel sad or happy…or even alone.
One thing I am beginning to think on this morning; is how important it is to not let our thoughts take us to places that have not even arrived; for these thoughts may never come to pass. Instead of allowing our thoughts to take us away from reality…to a place that can make us feel so alone in life, we need to allow our thoughts to seek out a God that can bring comfort and peace, during times such as these…and I don't know about you; but nature is a good reminder of that; because when the wind blows and each snow flake falls, I know that the God who has control over all that is taking place at the time is close by…and I'm never alone.
A bible verse that has always brought hope into my heart is found in Isaiah 41:13, which reads… "For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you."
I would say that the thoughts that only draw us into the uncertain and lonely moments of a day, are only brought about by Satan. I believe that his aim is to use moments such as these, to keep us distant from God, so we will find ourselves caught up in moments that can take us down and try to make us give up on life.
Each day, we need to get up and look out our window and experience a God who has been at work, even before we put our feet on the floor. I believe that when we can experience the presence of a God who surrounds us in all of creation; then we will know His presence is near, even though we cannot see Him…which will allow us to know in our hearts that He will also be there to help us through each difficult moment that may arise in our day.
I remember a time, when my husband used to walk our dogs in a field that was surrounded by pine trees. I wasn't able to go with them very often, due to the condition of my legs; but one day, I decided to go and get some fresh air and just relax. Anyways, as I walked by a young pine tree…that was about my height, I began to run my fingers through the long needles, which gave me the aroma of fresh pine. As I stood there…looking at the tree, I thought to myself; this tree is only what it is, because of a God who created it. As I thought more on this, I also began to see how that tree that I had touched, was actually a tree that God had touched too, as a means of allowing it to grow, which drew me very close to Him at that moment.
Don't we realize that God is everywhere we are…and that we are never alone? I truly believe that once we can seek Him, rather than what may be bugging us at the moment; that we will truly find peace and a comforting spirit…one that only comes from a God who surrounds us each day.
As I close my letter to you, I pray that you will be encouraged by these words…and that you will come to see that you are never alone. We don't need people to fill a room, so that we're not lonely. All we need is a loving God to take hold of our hand and help us through these times.
Well, I need to close this letter and move on into my day; but I hope that you will come back and pay me a visit on Monday morning, as I will have another God inspired letter of encouragement…waiting here just for you! Have a great weekend…take care…and may you always feel and experience the loving presence of Jesus in your day!
With love & prayers…
It's Always & Only Because of Him…
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