It seemed as though the night would never end. Little Luke tossed and turned trying to get comfortable and fall asleep. Finally, he gave up and came wandering out of his bedroom with his favorite blanket and teddy bear.
His father heard his footsteps and went upstairs. Picking him up he asked, “What’s the matter? Why can’t you sleep?”
“It’s my room,” he replied.
“Your room? What’s wrong with your room?” asked his Dad.
“It’s full of lonely,” said Luke.
It is a well-known fact that loneliness is one of the biggest problems in society today. Though we are surrounded by family and friends, loneliness grips the hearts and minds of countless millions. Medications and endless activities do not seem to fill the vacuum.
God has promised in His Word that “He will never leave us nor forsake us.” If that’s true, then why do so many feel lonely?
Could it be that we have left God and He wants us to return to Him? Has He created those feelings of loneliness to get us to realize we have abandoned Him? Have we become so involved with so many “things” that we have crowded Him out of our days? Must He use the darkness of a lonely night to get our attention to return to Him? I promise He’ll do what it takes!
Prayer: We ask You, Father, to do whatever it takes to draw us so close to You that we will feel Your presence and power wherever we are, night or day. Come close, now! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: Hebrews 13:6 So we can say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me?”