Endurance for the Journey, Featured, Loneliness
“It is not good
for the man to be alone.”
GENESIS 2:18 (NIV)
By its very nature, adversity brings uncertainty, confusion and isolation. It is difficult to talk about these things, and so many who suffer feel they need to bear their burdens alone. After all, if they don’t understand what is happening, how can anyone else understand?
Yet those times are the very times we need others most – and especially fellow members of the body of Christ. Through our own experiences and the suffering we have witnessed in the lives of others, we have learned how profoundly we need one another as believers.
At the very beginning of the human race, God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone.” Thousands of years have passed, but our deep, abiding need for one another hasn’t changed. We still need friends … spouses … and family members to help us bear life’s burdens.
And let us not neglect our meeting together,
as some people do,
but encourage one another,
especially now that the day
of his return is drawing near.
HEBREWS 10:25 (NLT)
On the journey with you,
Jan & Dave Dravecky