As Christians, we should have the joy of our salvation in our lives. However, I find myself weary of well doing – weary of fighting the battle – weary because of ill health – weary because circumstances in life just don’t seem fair. When I “rest” in this long enough, I go down the path of feeling of alone. People are all around me, yet I feel alone. Have you ever felt that way, teen girl?
If you are this type of person, try not to stay discouraged for long. Praise the Lord, God Almighty for pulling you out of “yourself” early. Yes, “yourself” – because it is not the Lord who changes – you are the one who changes. How you view your circumstances totally depends on your walk with the Lord.
Feeling alone is not wrong. In fact, it is at these times that you turn to God and He has your undivided attention. It is then that you should be still and in listening mode. Although you have people around you, you may feel all alone. But you are not the only person who has ever been in this position. David poured his heart out in Psalm 102 with these same feelings.
The Lord, Himself, was alone at times. I think of when His closest friends deserted Him and ran.
~Matthew 26:56 But all this was done, that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples forsook him, and fled.
As if this wasn’t bad enough, the Heavenly Father turned His back on Christ when He hung on the cross and all of mankinds’ sins were laid on Him.
~Matthew 27:46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
Our Saviour died alone on that cross. Have your feelings of being alone been as overwhelming as the Saviour’s? Our feelings don’t even compare to what Christ went through. The Lord understands your feelings – He knows what you are going through because He has been through them as well.
~Hebrews 2:18 For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.
I love the word “succour” – Noah Webster defines it as:
Literally, to run to, or run to support; hence, to help or relieve when in difficulty, want or distress; to assist and deliver from suffering; as, to succor a besieged city; to succor prisoners.
Do you feel alone today, teen girl? Jesus Christ, your Saviour desires to run to you to support you, help you and relieve you during your time of distress. Just as you would run to a friend and cry for help, turn to the Lord and ask Him. Who can help you better than the Lord?