I had a pretty fabulous conversation with a young friend last night about being alone. She was struggling with friends moving, friends hurting her, and friends who aren't there. My encouragement was that of my pastor's on Sunday. Steve is in a series on Faith and the Family. Sunday was for the singles.
I will have to blog about my feelings on the church and singles another day.
One of Steve's great points was that we are not alone. Deuteronomy 31:6 says "Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you.""
No matter the cause of our loneliness - He is with us. Now does that always make us feel better? Maybe not. Do I think it made her feel better? Maybe not. However, I think in those moments of frustration is when we go to Him and tell Him we don't like it. Will He change it? Maybe not. But at least we are in conversation - never a bad thing.
Joseph asked us last night in Resonate what time of the day is our favorite... Mine is that moment I wake up early and realize I have one more hour to go - sweet sugar!