"My eyes are continually toward the LORD, For He will pluck my feet out of the net. Turn to me and be gracious to me, For I am lonely and afflicted. The troubles of my heart are enlarged; Bring me out of my distresses." —Psalm 25:15–17 (NASB)
Stalked by Loneliness
Loneliness stalked my heart last night.
I didn't appreciate the unwanted attention. That disconcerting feeling harasses my heart, intimidating my contentment. The solitary journey of parenting alone magnifies aloneness.
I wish I could shatter loneliness or at least get a restraining order to keep it far from my heart. God's promise comforts me, "I am a father of the fatherless and a judge for the widows. I'm in my holy habitation. And I make a home for the lonely," Psalm 68:5-6 (NASB).
In spite of all the rejection, hurt and isolation I've experienced, I still desire to connect. The thorn of being alone spurs me to pursue God, life and relationships.