Tag: lonliness

When You Can’t Be Together at the Holidays

Holidays are hard sometimes. Especially when for whatever reason you can’t be together. Maybe it’s because of an illness, or distance, or death, or service. No matter what the reason it makes your heart hurt. That’s where I am today. Don’t get me wrong – I am grateful for the get togethers. Yet I miss _____. Funny how you can feel two things at one time. 

Yet time goes on. The moon still sets and the sun still rises. The breeze still blows as I sit here feeling like I’m frozen in time. And here, in this moment, is when I hear,

“I will come to you.”

And again, 

“I will come – TO YOU.”

Right here, right now, in the middle of this loneliness – this is the place where Jesus will come – to me.  All of a sudden He is the pursuer in this crazy love relationship. He is on the offense making the ‘first move’ to get closer.  He will come when His Beloved is hurting. He hears our heart cries. I am humbled- and grateful.

I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you. – John 14:18

And He will come to you today too. In the middle of your loneliness – He will come to you. 

In the middle of that sorrow – He will come to you.

In the middle of that sickness – He will come to you.

In the middle of that grief – He will come to you.

In the middle of _______ – He will come to you.


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You Are With Me

You are with me

You are with me in the fire,
You are with me in the flood,
You are with me in the desert,
I put my trust in You.

I enter into Your story,
what You are already doing.
I trust you Lord to make things right;
Instead of trying to be right on my own.

I sit down in Your presence,
Spend the night in Shaddai’s shadow.
Where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
maker of Heaven and Earth.


Psalm 121  A song of ascents.

I lift up my eyes to the mountains — where does my help come from?

 My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.

 He will not let your foot slip — he who watches over you will not slumber;

 indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord watches over you — the Lord is your shade at your right hand;

the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night.

The Lord will keep you from all harm— he will watch over your life;

the Lord will watch over your coming and going

both now and forevermore.


Dear Lord,
Watch over us; keep us from all harm;  protect us from the evil one.  You are the shade at our right hand. 

Thank you Lord that even when we look back in sadness, we are not alone.  You are right there beside us.

Thank you Lord that you never leave us nor forsake us –  even on the dark and dreary days, in Jesus’ Name.