Lately, I have really been cognizant of people. I watch them and see their smiles don't always match what's going on inside. I have found that we all put on a mask and allow the World to see what we want them to see.
I for one, am trying not to be that way anymore. I'm trying to be authentic in all things including my very strong faith in Jesus. I screw up just like everyone but I'm the first to apologize for my behavior, even when I don't want to.
Lonely people almost always seem okay. That's why so many that commit suicide don't understand how they will be missed. They believe tomorrow just doesn't have any meaning but it does. You are needed, wanted and have purpose. Don' t let the moments of great loneliness get you down. Realize that a child needs a hug or an elderly person needs to be cared for. We are needed. The problem is that the depression outweighs the truth. No one needs to be alone. There is always a different path.
Today, I have a beautiful friend going through loneliness. My prayer for her is that she will come and be with me at church. My prayer is the God of Abraham would fill her with His love and that she will come to Him in her hour of need. I wish I could fill the emptiness but I can't. She's alone and that's tough.
Please join me in praying for every sole that feels lost and alone. They are important pieces to this journey and we need every soul to win the battle. I'm praying and I know that our Father in Heaven loves His children. Lord bring forth your comfort and lift up those that are downtrodden. I ask that You would give them hope for their future and that they would see Your guiding hand in every step of today. With all I have Lord, I cry out for them and ask them to come into the shelter of Your hand.
In Jesus name I pray, AMEN!
Jeremiah 31:25 (NIV)
I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.”
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.