Never Alone Letter
We are never alone. Alone means “having no one else present; on one’s own.” So many people feel alone, and we are unaware that loneliness is common and a chronic affliction even righteous people face. Those who battle this sadness are often silent about their struggles, because they are afraid of being judged or someone trying to quickly fix them.
I am writing to you, beloved brothers and sisters, to remind you that we are never alone. While we were once slaves locked up in a dark prison, we are now adopted sons and daughters seated at favored places at the Lamb’s wedding feast. We used to be confused, exhausted, and overwhelmed; now, in Christ, we are loved, cherished, and blessed. Our God has made his home with us; Jesus’ Holy Spirit lives within us!
Before Jesus ascended to heaven, he said, “Remember, I am always with you to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28) Jesus seals us with his Spirit as a guarantee of our eternal life. (Ephesians 1). Jesus promises that nothing has power to separate us from the love we have received through him. (Romans 8) Jesus declares that he has already begun a good work in each of us, and he is faithful all our days to finish each masterpiece. (Philippians 1)
+ Always Present Blessings +
Prison – Potiphar had Joseph thrown into prison, where the king’s prisoners were confined. So Joseph was there in prison. But the LORD was with Joseph and extended kindness to him. He granted him favor in the eyes of the prison warden. (Genesis 39:20-21 HCSB)
Storm – The disciples were in trouble far away from land, for a strong wind had risen, and they were fighting heavy waves. About three o’clock in the morning, Jesus came toward them, walking on the water. When the disciples saw him walking on the water, they were terrified. In their fear, they cried out, “It’s a ghost!” But Jesus spoke to them at once. “Don’t be afraid,” he said. “Take courage. I am here!” (Matthew 14:24-27 NLT)
Wilderness – Elijah went a day’s journey into the wilderness. He came to a broom bush, sat down under it and prayed that he might die. “I’ve had enough, LORD,” he said. “Take my life; I am no better than my ancestors.” Then he lay down under the bush and fell asleep. All at once an angel touched him and said, “Get up and eat.” (1 Kings 19:4-5 NIV)
Maranatha Prayer – Heavenly Father, our prayer today is for the lonely and the sad of heart, the broken and those who despair. Thank you Lord for lighting up the dark, for baptizing us in fresh hope and renewed vision to see you, to embrace and delight in your revelation that you are always with us, that you never leave us or forsake us, and that we are never alone, because you are here. We praise you Jesus, we love you. Maranatha!
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