A few days ago my wife took the kids on a short visit to see her cousin. Things haven't been normal since.
What I mean by that is that there is a noticeable difference when my family isn't around. The normal hustle and bustle of our house has ceased as I hang with our dog, not the best conversationalist.
It goes beyond that though. Somethings missing. I can feel it.
I am by myself.
I don' like it!
I crave relationship...the relationship with my family. I want to spend time with them and when we aren't together I feel off...like my world is not in sync.
I feel the same way when my relationship with God isn't where it should be. His Word says He will never leave us or forsake us.
Deuteronomy 31:6 - "Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you."
Joshua 1:5 - No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life; as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you nor forsake you.
1 Kings 8:57 - May the Lord our God be with us, as He was with our fathers. May He not leave us nor forsake us,
1 Chronicles 28:20 -And David said to his son Solomon, "Be strong and of good courage, and do it; do not fear nor be dismayed, for the Lord God-my God-will be with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you, until you have finished all the work for the service of the house of the Lord.
Hebrews 13:5 - Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you."
I am never truly alone...yet even though He doesn't leave us...If I don't spend time with Him, in His presence, communicating...then just like I feel with my wife being gone...I will notice something is off.
It's not a fun feeling. When I am not firing on all cylinders in my relationship with God I notice it...and it feels miserable.
Thankfully my wife is coming home soon....and one day I will go home to be with the Father...I look forward to both!