Saturday, September 12, 2009


We live in a busy, noisy, overwhelming-to-our-senses world. We are surrounded by people and problems, but no one really cares. Have you ever heard of the term 'crowded loneliness?' Sometimes the chaos of life isolates us and it seems as if there is no one left to encourage us. No one comes to our rescue and we are left utterly alone.

When this happens to you, check out the story of a remarkable young man in I Samuel 30:6, "David strengthened himself in the Lord his God." In his moment of abandonment, when he was left all alone and discouraged, "the young king turned to the one true God, his God, for encouragement. There was nowhere else to go." Think about the many Psalms that David wrote out of the agony of being alone that comfort us today.

Sooner or later life does that to all of us. When that happens to you, where will you find encouragement?

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