The Lonely Road?

Sometimes following after God can be a lonely road.

And I don’t really want to imply for one minute that I have a clue about real loneliness,
nor give the impression that I have experienced real sacrifice
because I don’t JACK.

But I will say,
that when we follow God after the passions He has put on our heart
there can often be a feeling of
loneliness…
isolation…
of being misunderstood.

I feel that way sometimes.

But the Lord reminded me this past Sunday,
as I contemplated our adoption story,
that sometimes our feelings of loneliness
are really only indicators of our dependance on others to fulfill our emotional/social needs.

A revelation that maybe we have been seeking comfort and companionship from others only
and not from our Faithful Friend.

Evidence of a possible reliance on others approval for our actions
instead of confidence in His plan and love for us.

…or maybe it’s just me that does that. 😉

But, if it is not just me that feels that way
and you have been feeling that way too

In regards to whatever that Lord has put on your heart to be passionate about.

Let me encourage you…

I may feel lonely
but I am NEVER alone.

And when I feel lonely,
it is just a time to press in to His presence
and lean on Him to be my friend,
my comforter,
my encourager.

When I spend time in His presence
I can truly get a glimpse of who He has created me to be,
and I get a clearer view of the things in me that need to fall away.

I can rest in Him
and find strength
and grace.

And then my cup is overflowing
to be able to pour out to those around me.

Your friendly reminderer,
(Don’t question my grammar)

7 Responses to The Lonely Road?

  1. Jerusha says:

    True. Thanks for the reminder. :)

  2. Leasa says:

    Well said Anna. We are never alone and I do believe “reminderer” is in our very special dictionary that we have. :)

  3. I love the pictures and can’t thank you enough for the reminderer. 😉

  4. Sherry F says:

    This was SO timely…I at times in this journey feel so alone…and I think but I shouldn’t I have friends, I have kids, I have family etc etc..thank you for sharing your heart…it’s so close to how mine is.

  5. stephanie says:

    Nope, not just you. Thanks for making the rest of us feel less alone. :)
    Can we steal this to feature on We Are Grafted In?
    Stephanie

  6. Sharon says:

    Just came over from WAGI. Thank you for this post and the thought that maybe some of my lonely feelings are b/c I am seeking approval from others. You have a beautiful family!

  7. Kristi says:

    You have no idea how much I needed to read this tonight. Some days I get so weary from the folks that say congratulations yet give the look that asks “are you nuts?” when I try to explain that God gently nudged us to Natalie.
    Thanks for reminding me yet again that I’m not here to please man, but solely to please Him.
    And that He is with me always…