All By Myself

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!


bcsmithereens said...

It was nice to see you wrote "my wife", rather than what you had previously written! lol
Yes, I'm sure you'll be more settled after tonight!

Anonymous said...

I usually enjoy the first day or two of quiet when Monica and the kids are away; the change of pace is nice and I tend to get lots of things done. But I very quickly start getting "twitchy" (not sure how else to say it) for their return. It's just not "right" without them.

Good connection with our relationship with God, Rick. The same principle also applies to our relationships with others – we were designed for multiple layers/types of relationships.


RDA said...

@Dawn - Yeah it's nice to have them home....but the point of the post remains the same...I need to be just as focused on my relationship with God.

@Stanley - Amen...it does apply to our relationship with others as well.

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RDA said...

Thanks Toyin O!