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Isolated

I feel most isolated when I’m far from God, when I haven’t prayed regularly, when I can’t remember the last time I’ve read His word. In those times, when I interact with others, I still feel isolated. Separated. Lonely. Cut off from life.

 

 

The Holy Bible says, “Everything that goes into a life of pleasing God has been miraculously given to us by getting to know, personally and intimately, the One who invited us to God. The best invitation we ever received!” (2 Peter 1:3)

 

Why is that? Why does getting to know God–and His son Jesus–lead to life? Because Jesus is “the way, the truth, and the life.” (John 14:6)

 

Everything I need for life is in Him.

 

Connected. United. Whole.

 

Come alongside… When do you feel most isolated?

 

Big Hugs,
Daphne

4 Responses to Isolated

  • Sara says:

    Early on in my recovery, I suffered a great deal from isolation. It didn’t matter if I was around people, or closed up in my room…I still felt alone. Sometimes I chose to be alone by pushing others away and going to hide, sometimes I had no choice but to be alone….but more often than not, I was alone. Those times were extremely difficult, but as I look back on them, I realize they were necessary. I used to be ashamed of how I was back then – so pitiful, scared and immature – but now I realize that such times are a part of growth. Same as how a infant grows into a child, a child into a teenager, a teenager into an adult…it is a part of life, to live and to learn and to mature.
    When I was alone, I craved companionship. Sometimes, when I tried to fight against the isolation and reach out to others, I still ended up alone, and couldn’t understand why. That’s when God had me look at it in a new way…as an opportunity to seek Him. To get to know Him. Our relationship with Him is the center of life, as you said. It is unparalleled – unlike any relationship we have here on earth. It should be the center of everything. To seek Him, to know Him, to fall in love with Him…it has become my greatest joy. I can no longer be isolated, or feel alone. My relationship with Him has changed me, and it affects every area of my life.
    As a single person (once upon a time, very idealistic) I clung to my fantasy of my “perfect” man. These ideas became very dangerous for me. But the more I drew nearer to God, the more the Spirit opened my eyes to what I already had in Jesus. Perfect love. No fear of ever being hurt, left alone or betrayed. How could I desire anything less? I have all I need in Him. And for the first time in my life, I am content.

    • Daphne says:

      Thanks for sharing this, Sara.
      I agree that isolation is a great time to seek God, to grow closer to Him, and to nurture that relationship.
      I am so glad to hear that you, too, have all you need in Him. Share your story, my friend.
      Big Hugs,
      Daphne

  • GuichT says:

    I feel the same way also, and as the leader of my family its most vitale for me to remember this. I see its effects on myself and my wife when I remain distant from Him. I see so many unbelievers that feel the same way that go out searching for that “missing something”, they search all there lives and might briefly fill that void with something temporary. But, its just that, temporary. They move on to the next thing.
    I should learn a lesson from them, I should remember to always feed and nurture my relationship with God, keep Him close, that way he keeps me close. But, sometime I dont, and I suffer. Thank you Daphne for this reminder, thank you for your words.

    • Daphne says:

      I agree, GuichT. When I’m not spending time with God, my relationships do suffer. When the vertical relationship is right, the horizontal one falls into place. That’s a good reminder for me.

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