Solitary snowdrop bloom
Priceless pearl misunderstood
Loneliness is insidious. It is a quiet heartache; a solitary wound.
Lonely people are not necessarily alone. It can happen to anyone, even those in a relationship or surrounded by friends. It can surface through rejection, misunderstanding or conflict, and can be either real or imagined. No matter what, though, the pain of loneliness is very real.
In reality, none of us ever need feel alone, for Christ fully cares and understands. Alone, He prayed at Gethsemane and trudged up Golgotha’s hill. Despised and rejected, he endured the cross on His own.
When loneliness strikes, Jesus offers a companionship like no other. His is not superficial or fleeting. Although misunderstood by others, He knows and accepts us, regardless of the things for which they may shun.
Our quirks, our faults, our unique characteristics.
O course, our sins He must cleanse. However, nothing about who we are deters Jesus from wanting us as friends.
After trusting in Him, we may have times where we feel lonely, but we are never alone from then on. He is a friend who sticks closer than a brother, One who will never leave nor forsake. We are His prized possession, His pearl of great price.
“I will never leave thee nor forsake thee”
Do you feel lonely or rejected? God really does care and understand. You don’t have to be alone. As simple as it may seem, just place your trust in Him. Jesus wants to make YOU His friend.
Words and photo by Sue Nash/© 2014