Fear of Loneliness: Part 2

4 Jan

God makes a home for the lonely.  Psalm 68:6a

God does not make empty promises.  So even if it is difficult to believe it right now, we can know that it is true.  This verse seems to have a number of meanings, among them that the church can be a family for us and he sets us with other people who are like family to us.  But I believe our true home is in Christ.

” Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me.  John 15:4

This is a command.  And it means we are to remain, to continue to be present, to be held continually, and to wait for.  I particularly like the idea that we are to continue to be present, not only in the sense of existing in a place, but in the sense of paying attention to someone.  Most of us know that you can be lonely when you’re home with a houseful of kids or even with your spouse.  But we’re never lonely when we’re present to God.  God has a very special home for us deep in His heart.

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