Separated - But Not Alone

‘Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you’ (Deuteronomy 31 v 6)



The spike of loneliness in our contemporary society is alarming. The body of Christ is not left out. Loneliness is an epidemic that affects the young as well as the old. Its harms more than the common disease we know if not correctly handled. Even as the world is currently battling with the pandemic, so many activities have been put to hold, resulting in millions of people feeling lonely.


‘Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you’ (Deuteronomy 31 v 6)

This is an assurance of God's presence in our lives. Though the world's current situation has forced us to be apart from our loved ones physically, God's word assures us that we are not alone. His presence consistently dwells with us. We might be separated from friends, but we are not alone.


How to Deal with Feeling Alone


Loneliness not dealt with can lead to depression, sickness, and suicide. Let's look at a few ways a Christian can deal with feeling alone.


Always remember God is with you: Rest on the infallibility of God's word if He says he will never leave you nor forsake you, It implies that every second and every minute, God is with us. The more we learn to talk to God about our life, the more He becomes real to us. Even when we can't feel His presence talk to Him in faith and believe you have been heard.


Reach out to others: We can trust the Holy Spirit to lead us to the right people. One of the essences of the body of Christ is fellowship, and we need each other to remain strengthened and encouraged in these evil days.


Learn to cherish solitude: There were times Jesus left the crowd and his disciples to a quiet place to commune with the Father. The world we are in today is filled with so much noise and distraction. Most Christians that were used by God always disciplined themselves in staying alone with God.

    

 Christian Fellowship

 

‘They devoted themselves to apostles teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and prayer’ Acts 2 V 42


The Christian fellowship is one of Christianity's bedrock, our Lord Jesus Christ's fellowship with His disciples and the people. When we fellowship with other believers, we are strengthened, encouraged, and reminded of our hope in glory. This was how the apostles survived. The Bible recorded that anywhere Paul visited, he looked for believers and had fellowship with them even in the face of persecution.

 

No doubt our worship and fellowship are no longer the way it used to be; a lot has changed. But we can still achieve Christian fellowship through

Online platforms: We can use social media or zoom for fellowship and share God's word with other believers. 


Word Study: When we study the word, we fellowship with the Holy Spirit. While at home, we can have a beautiful time with God and come out strengthened and lifted. 


Praying for one another: You can have a praying partner while at home and always connect through our phones or social media.


Feeling alone has become an epidemic in our modern world, with the pandemic keeping us distance away from our loved ones. But the great news is that we can overcome loneliness either by deep fellowship with God or fellow Christians, you can stop your joy from being stolen by loneliness.