When I was single I looked to the day I’d date again so I wouldn’t be lonely. Praying that God would take away the loneliness instead of filling the void. Then I started praying God would fill the void of loneliness in my life.
Then today I’m talking with a friend. He seemed astonished that God understands what we’re going through. My friend struggles as a single man in his 20s feeling lonely and unwanted.
It hit me today like a ton of bricks. The Father turned His face away from Jesus when he was on the cross. The single most lonely moment in history. Jesus cried out when it happened, wanting his Father, but knowing he would have to endure the loneliness so he can take our place.
When you think God doesn’t understand us, it’s quite the opposite. When we think we can’t go to God with our pain and loneliness we forget that He understands better than anyone.
“For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”
Hebrews 4:15-16 ESV
We can, with respect, go to God boldly with our request and praises.
What’s holding you back from boldly approaching the throne of grace?
God bless. 🙂