Alone.

Genesis 2:18

18 Then the Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just right for him.”

This verse goes on further to talk about how God made animals out of the soil and none of them were a suitable companion for Adam. Thankfully, I wouldn’t want to be marrying a freakin’ llama. God ended up making a woman, Eve, out of His ribs while he was in a deep sleep. From the beginning we were not meant to be alone, but why does it feel like more people than ever feel this way?

I believe technology is a lot to blame. I am sure you have heard it all before, but just give this logic a chance. Instagram, snapchat, twitter, and facebook are the ‘big four’ in social media. All platforms are used to share pictures, thoughts, and a videos of what people are up to. Made for enjoyment, but sometimes it can affect people negatively, and they don’t even know it.

When I go on Instagram I see everyone traveling, with their family, with their spouse, you name it. I see friends with other people doing crazy fun things, while I am sitting at home lying in my bed. Loneliness begins to set in as I think about what I am missing out on. This is the enemy trying to attack us. If we can remember that; it will change a lot of our sadness into contentment.

This all is taking this verse a little out of context, but I felt called to share this feeling of loneliness. Cliché, but true, Jesus is always with you. You are never truly alone. Whenever you want to chat or dream with, He is right there. Jesus is our ultimate helper that God has sent down from Heaven to earth. His hope for us is that we would complete His plan by bringing others from earth to Heaven.

Do you feel alone?

If so, who can you reach out to?

Dear Lord, remind is we are never alone; no matter how dark life seems or how distant you feel. Thank you for being there for us at our best and at our worst. Amen.

Have a great day!

C. Lyman

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