Today’s word is: Alone.
Alone is such a finicky word. With four children, I am always wishing for time alone. Yet, those stretches of days when my husband is working late and I’m all alone during the day and sometimes evenings, my heart aches from loneliness. I know I’m never alone with my Heavenly Father, but there is something about friendship I’ve realized is a part of how God made us.
We were made for friendships. We were not meant to walk this journey alone, without human contact. I’ve had to be more intentional with my friendships. It takes effort. Time. And a big part of my life is cultivating the friendships I have. It is worth it. Worth every minute to enter into someone else’ live and join them. To encourage them. To pray for them. To laugh and cry with them.
Not all my friendships are equal, and that’s ok. A lot of my friendships have ebbed and flowed. But one thing I’ve noticed: when I am feeling alone or lonely, the best way for me to combat those feelings is to reach out. I’ll write a hand-written not to a friend. Text someone. Pray for them.
I arrange my life and make the time to spend with my friends. Because we are not meant to walk this road alone. We were made for friendships. Seasons come in our life where we can’t have a lot of friends, but we know the Friend who sticks closer than a brother. It isn’t a cliche. He truly is our best friend. He truly can walk this road with us. Through His Word and prayer I have all that I need in Him. When I need to be alone, I really need Him. I am finding that He is truly enough.