50:39 Something you lost
So lonely, but guilty about it.
For I am so blessed, truly.
I am not unsheltered, unclothed, unfed, unloved, unsaved.
The Lord is holding my hand through the darkest of nights.
I often now can sleep in peace.
But I am lonely, and thus unsettled, even when I have every thing to be thankful for.
Not that I am not thankful, I am every moment of every day.
Almost to the point of pain do I see the glory of God in all.
Despair no long rules my life.
Everything has a purpose and a good if one looks hard enough beyond the suffering.
I know that God is good. It is His nature. I Trust.
However, to be honest, all of this knowing does not keep out the sharp arrows of doubt, which have me waiting for the balloon to burst on my overflowing abundance.
At least though I can say at this juncture in my life, I recognize the waiting for the fall of doom as the lie that it is.
And I question whether I am purposefully letting it loose? Am I sabotaging my new found happiness because without suffering it is harder to hold as tightly to the Lord, as I do when I am in abject need and fear?
I think this is why I am lonely. I am happy.
And I am craving another to share my Lord and Savior with.
Someone to talk with about what the Lord shared with me today.
Someone to keep the focus with, to share the joy with in the good times and the bad.
Someone face to face.
A Soul Mate.
Why am I discontent?
Because God created us for relationship, and I like everyone else am feeling the lack of closure in this plague of restriction.
So, instead I will look for the good. Before covid I felt put upon when I had to go somewhere. Now I crave the return to church, the return to people, the return to hugs.
I am like a new creation when it comes to a desire for social interaction.
Perhaps because covid brought to the surface my uncontrolled anxiety and fear of death and people. I had no choice but to surrender all to God and make peace with dying and people.
When this whole thing first began I thought easy-peasy, I don’t like people so this is like a dream come true.
But then I became quite ill in March, with onset of that illness and the simultaneous arrival of covid, I turned into a monster of fear to my family because I am one of “those people” one of the immune compromised.
But the kicker is when I almost let myself die in September from a raging and painful infection rather than go to the hospital. I was beyond hope of self rescue in my pool of fear.
But then God…..
I had never really believed that one could give their problems to God and He would take them unto Himself and one could be healed.
What can I say, it is so stupid when I am so blessed, but I feel at loose ends, half gone, because my life long constant companions and tormentors, Anxiety and Fear, are banished.
Losing my them is a treasure beyond measure, and I haven’t wanted to name it for silly faithless superstitious reasons.
But that is just so demeaning to the Lord of Glory. Let it go, let it go, in the name of Jesus, let it go.
I feel so different, not myself, but then again, more myself than ever.
Is this why I am lonely?
If so praise the Lord and let me stay this way. I do not want those twin demons back.
O Lord, please heal Your creation.
Thank You for Your common grace to keep evil in check.
Please give us the tools necessary to banish the virus without turning our backs on individuals and the knowledge that every life is precious and made in Your image. May we love those who hate us and care for those in need. May we walk by the fruit of Your Spirit and share love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control, against these things there is no restraint or social distance.
I also thank you Lord for the gift of Your Spirit, the most lovely soul mate a person could ask for. Please Lord do not let me forget Your mercy and lovingkindness in the prosperity of spirit You have provided me today.