Combating the fear of being alone; that’s our topic for this week. Every year on this day, I post on the blog the reading below. It is from “Jesus Calling” by Sarah Young, a book of daily devotions This is the devotion from March 10. In all my years of blogging, never have these words been more appropriate. The secret to being alone and not lonely is to know that we are loved and that we are secure in the arms of Jesus. Enjoy.
“YOU ARE MINE FOR ALL TIME—and beyond time, into eternity. No power can deny you your inheritance in heaven. I want you to realize how utterly secure you are! Even if you falter as you journey through life, I will never let go of your hand. Knowing that your future is absolutely assured can free you to live abundantly today. I have prepared this day for you with the most tender concern and attention to detail. Instead of approaching the day as a blank page that you need to fill up, try living it in a responsive mode: being on the lookout for all that I am doing. This sounds easy, but it requires a deep level of trust, based on the knowledge that My way is perfect.
If the LORD delights in a man’s way, he makes his steps firm;
though he stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with his hand. PSALM 37 : 23 – 24
As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is flawless.
He is a shield for all who take refuge in him. PSALM 18 : 30
Grace and Peace