Let me begin this way. This tree, standing alone on top of the hill, is alone but strong. It reminded me of some of the adversities that decorate our lives.
Sports, whether we play or not, everyone set our interest at least in one discipline. Due to the skill and speed involved I love football, especially English Football. Cricket, on the other hand, I find it to be time-consuming and slow. In English Premier League, I enjoyed watching Liverpool FC playing. I was always mesmerized by the crowd cheering and singing “You’ll Never Walk Alone”. Someone, who is always supporting us, is what we want.
Naturally, we enjoyed companionship and togetherness. Man is not created to live in solitary. When the cheering crowd fainted, and the going gets tough. The road seems are lonely, we want someone by our side. In my hospital bed, reflecting on my past and the good times spent were cherished. The only thing I can do is to talk to God and hope for a better future.
Hard times are what made our life worth going. If you do not face tough times in life, you do not live life to its fullest yet. But in these times, we have someone who is always by our side to comfort us. Those who can recognize it found happiness in suffering. God said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”*
You are alone but not alone, someone told in my hospital bed. The word is blunt at first but says a lot. Because it open my heart to feel the One who is always with me through thick and thin. For many, the time spend alone are the sweetest. If they are able to fight through these times, they surely will find happiness in life.
To have that feeling let me list out what the Scripture tells us to do a few things amongst many. (James 4:7-8) Submit yourselves to the Lord and resist evil. God loves those who fully submit to Him. Submit wholly, submit it to Him. He will save you. Come near to God and He will come to you. The space maintained between God and you should be zero. Nearer my God to Thee…says the songwriter. Purify your heart, don’t be double-minded. Humble yourself to the Lord, he will lift you up. When we humble ourselves before Him, we can declare, “The Lord is my helper I will not fear. Mortal beings will not harm me.”
The Lord’s presence always comfort me
And I know He is always beside me
Though adversities loom large upon me
‘Son, fear not!’ He whispers in my ears.
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