But, for the believer, though we are not immune from the attack of the enemy, we do have a defense..."an ever present help in trouble."(Psalms 46:1-3) Jesus encourages us with this promise: "I will never leave you nor forsake you." We are not alone. And we are important to the Lord of Glory. So important that he would leave the riches of heaven and forever humble himself to take on the form of a man to serve mankind; a service of humility that included death, even the death of the cross.
Never alone and never without watch care over us. If a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without the Lord's permission, how much more valuable are you to Him? Specifically, the Lord instructs: "cast all your cares upon me for I care for you." He cares.
He purchased you with his very life blood. He died that we would not have to die or wish to die. He wants for us life and life abundantly. He is with us and we are not alone. Repeatedly, Jesus calls to us to come and be with him. "Come unto me all ye that are weak and heavy laden and I will give you rest."..."Behold, I stand at the door and knock, if any one hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and sup with him and he with me." Rest and fellowship. When we understand that we have constant access to the Lord of Glory, loneliness silently slips out the side door of our souls. Jesus bids us come. Jesus the very Son of God desires to give rest and to receive from us our hearts fellowship in communion of soul. He will not disappoint. Let us look to Him the author and finisher of our faith...He alone is worthy of our passionate devotion and friendship. He is the antidote to loneliness, despair, depression, and death. He is life. Rest in Who He Is. Amen.