Monday, January 12, 2009

The Lonely Lie


Is there any worse feeling than loneliness? When I am in the valley, I am attacked with such an utter feeling of being isolated and alone...it feels like I'm choking. I am so glad that is just a lie from the evil one...not reality.

Job had to feel alone...though surrounded by the wagging tongues of well-meaning friends. I think I have spent more time on the "well-meaning but worthless" advice side than on the suffering side, I'm afraid.

"Even to day [is] my complaint bitter: my stroke is heavier than my groaning. Oh that I knew where I might find him! [that] I might come [even] to his seat!I would order [my] cause before him, and fill my mouth with arguments.I would know the words [which] he would answer me, and understand what he would say unto me.Will he plead against me with [his] great power? No; but he would put [strength] in me.There the righteous might dispute with him; so should I be delivered for ever from my judge.Behold, I go forward, but he [is] not [there]; and backward, but I cannot perceive him: On the left hand, where he doth work, but I cannot behold [him]: he hideth himself on the right hand, that I cannot see [him]: But he knoweth the way that I take: [when] he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold. My foot hath held his steps, his way have I kept, and not declined. Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary [food]." Job 23:2-12

It's comforting to know the end of Job's story-to know God was with him, on his side the entire time. Sometimes it makes me want to "fast forward"...to Glory when all will be made clear. My heart *deeply* aches for those I know who are suffering and I am reminded constantly to pray.

6 comments:

Robin said...

YOur last two post have been very timely for me.
Thank you for taking the time to sharre your heart.

Steve n Vickie said...

You have such a way with words. So nice to have you back in the bloggie world. By the way. I like your new look.

Jenny P. said...

Heather my love I too have been lied too lately it seems and I am glad to know I am not alone in this area. Thank you for posting this and for reminding me to stay strong and hold on till God returns because he is always there. We know that God is always there but it seems we get blinded and distracted, maybe for a moment but it happens and Satan loves to do that to us to get us to turn from our wonderful Father. It seems lately satan is working overtime and i am gladI have friends liek you to help remind me to stay faithful and true and keep pressing to the mark.
Thanks my love and I am so glad you are back because you always seem to post just what i need to hear. And well to know that I am not the only one with wonderful amazing and VERY creative kids that just know how to get into trouble, heheheheeh.
Love ya and I am always here for ya girly, muah.

Heather said...

God is so good...I am so blessed to be surrounded by friends and acquaintances who consistently point me to Him...even in their suffering.

Danielle said...

God is good,miz heather stay in there.I'm lonely too.No teens in the church,,but God knows whats best

~~Deby said...

I know loneliness and these past years, it has had a friend, GRIEF...and boy it has almost been lethal at times....stay in the WORD, keep writing..oh I am glad you are back, Heather.
Deby