They are always there for me and often bend over backwards to help me.
Reference: v.6 David was greatly distressed because the men were talking of stoning him; each one was bitter in spirit because of his sons and daughters. But David found strength in the Lord his God. (TNIV Bible)
Explore: I am blessed with a lot of great people who surround me.
I have a wonderful husband who is incredibly loving and fun. He has given me the confidence to be the person I am today, and always encourages me to stretch out for something greater.
I have a sensational family who are a constant support. They are always there for me and often bend over backwards to help me.
I have fabulous friends who bring joy to my days and help me see the lighter side of life.
I have incredible colleagues who inspire me to continually grow and give me the opportunity to expand my strengths.
Believe it or not, with all these amazing people around me, there are still times when I feel lonely and that no one would fully understand my situation. However, I don’t think I’m unique in that. We all go through situations that only we experience and no one can truly understand how it effects us personally.
Application: Even the great David had times of loneliness and isolation.
Everything had seemed to turn against him; he’d lost the support of an ally, he’d lost his family, and now, even his army was turning against him.
So who do we turn to in times of trouble? God is always there and always understands.
It sounds a little trite, however, when you are in the midst of despair and think that no one else understands, the comfort we can receive from God makes a world of difference.
The people around us may be fabulous, but they are still only human. Having access to the Divine Almighty is the greatest gift we could ever have.
Prayer: Lord, there are times when the world seems to turn on us and we have no one to rely on. May we never forget Your unfailing love for us. Amen.
When have you felt isolated and alone?
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This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.