Never Alone

The Rock Star Elvis Presley appeared in Las Vegas in one of his last concerts. He began to sing, “Are you lonesome tonight?” then the crowd grew quiet as the music stopped, and Elvis appeared for a moment to have an emotional breakdown before their very eyes. He stumbled on his next words as he wiped tears away and said to the crowd, “I really am very lonely.”

Have you ever felt lonely? Some people are lonely when they are all alone and others are lonely in a crowd. I suppose if loneliness can happen to the popular musical icon Elvis, then perhaps it could occur with any of us. Even the Old Testament Prophet Elijah, who we talked about last Sunday, had to learn to cope with the sting of being alone. I cannot help but think it was not easy for him. Later in his story, we find a severe bout of depression came upon him. Do you think his sense of aloneness may have contributed to this?

Perhaps it would be helpful to remind you that if you have opened your heart to a relationship and companionship with God through our Lord and Savior Jesus, then you are never truly alone. If you ever experience the feeling of being alone, then look up to Him. Draw near to God as He comes near to you (James 4:8). Your Lord promised to never leave you nor forsake you (Hebrews 13:5). He will prove to be true to you and always be there for you.

I like what the psalmist said: “I lift up my eyes to the hills—where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip—He who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, He who watches…will never slumber nor sleep. The LORD watches over you…” (Psalm 121:1-5).

Writer Laurie Beth Jones underscores this theme in a poem she wrote:

There is a net under us all.                                          
Sometimes we dance
And sometimes we fall                                                                    
But there is a net                                                                          
Under us all.

Dear child of God, your Heavenly Father watches over you and provides for you. He is your help—your safety net. You are never truly alone. By the way, He has put a Family of Faith around you. So don’t try to do it alone—stay close to your Family! Trust always in your Father who watches over you!
The next time you feel lonely, troubled and afraid—think about this my friend: You are never truly alone!

Devotedly yours,
Pastor Ron

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