Robert Griffith | 25 February 2023
Robert Griffith
25 February 2023


Hebrews 13:5  “Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”

Feeling lonely is a problem that many people frequently experience. Many people are in a pit of profound despair, whether they are socially or physically isolated. This can happen to anyone. Going through the motions, battling challenging conditions, and questioning whether you are the only one having a hard time. Unfortunately, a lot of the time when we are in these situations, we start to believe the lie that if God permits us to travel down these lonely roads, then he is not a loving God. Avoid falling for this snare.

Although Christ’s gift to us at Calvary covered the cost of our sins, it did not grant us a life without suffering or concern. We frequently encounter difficulties that God wants to use to draw us nearer to Him and to help others through similar situations. If you are feeling lonely, consider the lonesome road Christ travelled to pay the ultimate price for your deliverance. You should also consider the many ways you can console others when they are suffering because this ultimately brings God’s glory.

In episode 2 of season 2 of the television drama Chosen, one of the most beautiful and profound fictional depictions of God’s presence never abandoning us is presented. Based on the life of Jesus, Chosen is the most successful crowd-funded TV series or film production ever. In this episode, Nathaniel, who is as an architect who designs buildings, has his ambitions crushed when a project he is working on collapses and seriously hurts several employees. He then feels alone, abandoned, and let down.

After some time, he is sitting by himself under a fig tree. In a fit of rage, he sets fire to his architectural plans, which symbolise his life’s work, and cries out to God for help. When Philip introduces Nathaniel to Jesus at the conclusion of the episode, the Lord says, “I was there with you under the fig tree, I saw your face.”

The episode’s climax moment occurs when Nathaniel realises he is in the presence of the Messiah. Assuring us that “he will never leave us or forsake us,” it serves as a reminder that Jesus is always with us, even in our most vulnerable and lonely times.

Whenever you feel lonely, alone, or in need, remember that God himself lives in you by his Spirit and is offering you all the comfort, companionship, strength, and faith you need to persevere.

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