“My eyes are continually toward the Lord,
For He will rescue my feet from the net.
Turn to me and be gracious to me,
For I am lonely and afflicted.
The troubles of my heart are enlarged;
Bring me out of my distresses” (Psalm 25:15-17).
In opposition to the great Lover of our souls, the ruler of this world hates and hates relationship. It’s time to wake up to the real raging war: we are wrestling not against our own flesh, nor others, but against spirits and principalities that seek to prevent us from feeling the shalom (peace) that comes from being connected to God and others.
So what can we do when we feel paralyzed by our earthly experience of loneliness (even when we may cognitively know that we are not alone nor unloved)? Beloved, keep crying out, like the Psalmist, to God. Yeshua’s blood has paved the way for Father God to hear us. Cry out and allow His Holy Spirit to shine, like a flashlight, upon your soul to reveal the roots of how Satan came in to lie, steal and destroy. In your new man, you can face brokenness while holding the hand of your perfect, unconditionally loving Father God. Rebuke Satan to face every ugly thought, memory or behavior pattern while clinging to your Savior who loves your soul. Take time to let the Holy Spirit reveal God’s loving truth that transforms ugly pain into His opposing beauty.
Today, we’re breaking agreement with the lies of Satan and we cease clinging to the darkness. Let’s let go to trust in our loving Father who leads us out of dark, negative thoughts into the true, life-giving mind of Christ. It’s settled in Heaven and now, in Jesus’ Name, may it be settled on earth and in our heart and soul: God does love me – God is with me – I am never alone.