Yes, it is Friday again. The weeks are flying by, and sometimes this is the only day I can post. But today, brevity with creativity is on the menu, and five minutes are doable!
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Today's prompt is LONELY.
Here I GO:
Once upon a time I was very self-confident. Or maybe I should say self-reliant, since my confidence wasn't so great.
I wanted to be admired and to be successful; to be loved and cherished. So I made a lot of stupid mistakes and gave myself away to others in an attempt to be accepted.
But all I got was hurt. And hollowed out.
Fast forward to today, and I am very different. Jesus has come, and my Lord has been working in the background, in a quietly ferocious way, to peel away the layers of self-reliance and all the hurt it causes me.
It leaves me feeling vulnerable. And I fight the anxiety that has become an unfriendly friend.
But in the midst of the loneliness that I feel during this desert time of laying down my tendencies toward self-preservation, God is merciful.
He never has forsaken me, and He never will. That is the rock that I cling to. That is the hope that keeps me going, even when the loneliness is overwhelming.
I may be lonely, but I am never alone.