The other day, I received a call from my ex-colleague. It was nothing more than a normal talk. I was updated of work pressure from my previous workplace. I somehow missed them.
Every morning, when the time came for office-goers to get ready and head towards their workplace, there’s a feeling loneliness inside me. Due to several certain reasons I no longer work, in a specified workplace.
It’s simple; I am missing the office jokes, gossips, friends, and the working habit I’d been accustomed to, in those bygone years. It is more of a feeling that we possessed in our innate being.
I have my children, always by my side, who keeps me engaged almost throughout the day. It was delightful spending time with those who loved you.
Our loneliness could be because of the sudden change of place of living, way of living, and atmospheric influences. My loneliness must be one among these reasons. It might be for a short time or enduring; depending on circumstances.
Insecurity is another cause of our loneliness. We might not be able to help the needy at all time but we want someone to be who’s always there for us.
When our investments failed, or when we’re struggling with low financial loops, we wanted someone to bail us out. In one or more instances, I think, some of us wanted to declare bankruptcy. We are among those species that consistently need help.
At some level, we wanted to be financially stable. Yes, and that’s the main reason behind us working every day. We give our best at our workplaces, sometimes, the strength more than we could afford in our own home.
In our struggle for normal living with sufficiency, sometimes, insecurity cropped up in the process. This insecurity can lead to another level loneliness, which further brings us closer to our God, when we seek Him.
Here, it reminded me of the words of Jesus Christ: “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” (John 10:10b)
Jesus Christ had come to fill any kind of void. Our loneliness, insecurities are filled when we give our life to Him. We might be afflicted yet we will not perish. We might get insecure and lonely but not forever.
Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you. (Matthew 6:33) To get more out of this verse let me add this narrative paragraph, in the interim.
Mankind has been, through ages, looking for that someone or something to fill that void. Some turn to worship of nature, pagans, deities, etc.etc. People had this notion of pleasing the force behind our existence. And when they do that they felt secured.
God With Us:
As Christmas time is approaching, again, I wanted to reiterate on the indwelling of God. He is Immanuel the God who is with us.
When Jesus came to this world, truly in the literal sense, He is with us. God is with us. And because God is with us we’d never be separated from Him, from His love.
Only to the open heart, He will dwell. During His physical journey here on earth, he spent most his time with the lonely and outcast people. In spirit, we could be one of them today.
God’s presence assures us that we can accomplish His will for us. He is near to His children and attentive to their cry. His presence, being God with us, overcomes fear, worry, insecurity, loneliness, and our dissatisfaction.
Our God wants to communicate with us. He is the Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6) We will know more of Him if we commune more with Him.
At this Christmas time, let me urge you to verify your walking with the Lord, your fellowship with our God, your consulting His words, and your attitude towards Him.
He is Immanuel, the God who is with us. He is near and reachable, to the lonely heart, anytime. And that’s the joy of Christian life!
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