“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be.” -Anne Frank
God is truly all you need. How do I know this is true? The Bible tells us this over and over how God is the answer to everything. See Psalm 23. He is our guide, our provider and our protector.
Yet, just as the Israelites did, we think we have it under control. It takes experiencing the Word of God to understand how precious these words are to God and to us. Sometimes these experiences come at a cost but at least we know what the truth is. God’s law keeps us on the straight and narrow path and His grace will cover our mistakes as He envelopes us with His love and mercy.
It is because of my life experiences that I know God is all I need regardless of my circumstances. God created us for fellowship but His love is all we need to survive. Fellowship is important because God created us to have deep connections with people which brings joy. Kindred Spirits is the term I refer to these deep connections.
I don’t just write about this because it sounds comforting. I write this because I know things like money, the world’s view of security, even people do not complete us like God does. His love is unconditional and pure and good! It NEVER fails. What person or thing can you name that can provide a love that NEVER fails?? I am going to take a wild guess that the answer is none. There is no one like our Abba that can fill this hole in our lives. Any other quest is like wandering aimlessly in an unknown land searching for the answer to fill this great longing.
If you find yourself in need of filling this deep void in your life I can tell you the answer. It’s Jesus Christ, our Savior. He is the one who can save us from anything or anyone. It is in Him that we find true rest and true strength. It may be in this time you may discover how utterly weak you really are and know you need your Savior to step in and save you.
It takes real strength to admit these things to yourself and to others!
Maybe it is your time to reflect how true these statements are. Our Heavenly Father planned your life “before one of them came to be” (Psalm 139) so there is no doubt He knows the depths you are at.
Trust Him to guide you where you need to be. He is with you every step of the way.