February 27, 2015
Have you ever found that when you are quiet and the house around you seems ever so silent, an overwhelming feeling of loneliness can creep over you like a thick dense fog? All the hope and cheerfulness which flowed deep inside you earlier in the day seems to ebb slowly away? Even a strong feeling of disappointment can come over you by evening time instead of the feeling of rest and refreshment you expected after a long and fulfilling day.
Loneliness. Remember, loneliness is only a feeling. Am I alone? "...and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age" (Matthew 28:20b, NKJV). It is comforting to me to know Jesus is my personal friend Who said He will be with me always. I am never alone. The lonely feeling is only a feeling after all. Another one of Satan's tricks to discourage me! When I realize this, and remember that Jesus has given to us the Holy Spirit to walk along side of us, peace and rest return back to my mind once more.
Sometimes, lonely, discouraging feelings come as a result of a long hard day. I find at least 20 minutes of rest in the early afternoon and evening to put an end to these fiery darts of the enemy. So, I can come to my evening devotion period not quite so weary, equipped with a more sensitive awareness of God's presence surrounding me.
Our Evening Prayer - Let's Pray Together...
God loves you and wants to answer your prayer. Say this prayer with me:
Father, praise belongs to You because Your truth once again has set me free. I am not alone. You are the best Friend anyone ever had. I thank You that I am so blessed and cared for and loved. Please help me to always remember Your love and faithfulness to me is from everlasting to everlasting. To God be the glory, because Lord, You provide me with comfort and rest. In Jesus' Name, Amen.