Manna For Today: Sunday, November 13, 2016
One of the ways the enemy attempts to deceive and defeat us is to cause us to improperly manage feelings of loneliness. We all have seasons when we feel lonely; what’s important is how we choose to manage them.
There is no greater antidote to loneliness than the presence of God. Practicing God’s presence bridges an abiding awareness that expels any sense of loneliness.
Allow the following verses to bring to you the comfort of His presence as you contemplate them.
1. On life’s journey
Genesis 28:15 – Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have spoken to you.
2. When rest is needed
Exodus 33:14 – And He said, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”
3. Gives courage for life’s battles
Deuteronomy 20:1 – When you go out to battle against your enemies, and see horses and chariots and people more numerous than you, do not be afraid of them; for the LORD your God is with you, who brought you up from the land of Egypt.
4. In tough times
Isaiah 43:2 – When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you.
Friend, you can defeat the bitter bite of loneliness! Meditate on these verses until you are convinced that God is there. Place them where you’ll see them frequently and commit them to memory.
Peace and blessings!