Feeling alone? Turn to God

At times in our lives when we feel that no one is there for us and we are left all alone, it’s easy to lose hope. We think and believe that no one cares, maybe no one even knows about the trouble we’re in. We feel we’ve been forgotten about.

King David said in Psalm 27:9, “Your face, Lord, do I seek. Do not hide your face from me. Do no turn your servant away in anger; do not cast me off, do not forsake me, O God of my salvation.” Psalm 27 shows the honesty in David’s heart. He felt abandoned, forgotten, perhaps doubted himself to the point of thinking he should just end it.

When we are in our most desperate moments and have no more solutions, we tend to think up solutions. Problem solving is good. But when our own problem solving isn’t really in line with God’s will, we can easily get ourselves into a bigger mess. We resort to our own human solutions and these might involve hurting others and creating more problems, even bigger problems.

When we are overwhelmed and see no way out of our desperate situation, we feel like we are going crazy. Some turn to distractions to get our minds off their desperate situation. Some turn to alcohol, drugs, pornography, even shopping buying things they don’t have money for. Turning to these things don’t actually solve the problem. They usually compound the problems and make it worse.

Sometimes, the last thing people turn to is God. But when we do turn to God, he calls us to put our trust and confidence in the Lord. But if we realize that our human solutions are in need and we humble ourselves and pray, God in His sovereignty can intervene miraculously in our lives and in the lives of others to bring a God-centred solution.

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