Pastor Reginald Spight
"CONNECTING PEOPLE TO GOD"
to Living Water Baptist Church
of Memphis, Tennessee. We are a church organized for the
glory of God and built upon the sole foundation of the Lord
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will be scattered, each to his own, and will leave Me
alone. And yet I am not alone, because the Father is with
Me. —John 16:32"
A friend struggling with loneliness posted these words on
her Facebook page: “It’s not that I feel alone because I
have no friends. I have lots of friends. I know that I
have people who can hold me and reassure me and talk to me
and care for me and think of me. But they can’t be with me
all the time—for all time.”
Jesus understands that kind of loneliness. I imagine that
during His earthly ministry He saw loneliness in the eyes
of lepers and heard it in the voices of the blind. But
above all, He must have experienced it when His close
friends deserted Him (Mark 14:50).
However, as He foretold the disciples’ desertion, He also
confessed His unshaken confidence in His Father’s
presence. He said to His disciples: “[You] will leave Me
alone. And yet I am not alone, because the Father is
with Me” (John
16:32). Shortly after Jesus said these words, He took up
the cross for us. He made it possible for you and me to
have a restored relationship with God and to be a member
of His family.
Being humans, we will all experience times of loneliness.
But Jesus helps us understand that we always have the
presence of the Father with us. God is omnipresent and
eternal. Only He can be with us all the time, for all
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your promise that You will
never leave me or forsake me. When I feel lonely, help me
to remember You are always with me.
If you know Jesus, you’ll never walk alone.