You Don't Have to Feel Alone Ever

"The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth." - Psa 145:18 ESV.

Consider the things that hold significance in your life. Perhaps it's a treasured family heirloom, a cozy home, or a flourishing career. Each of these represents a thread in the tapestry of your existence. Now, think about the people who matter most to you – your loved ones, your friends, your mentors. They, too, are threads, interwoven with the fabric of your life.

As we navigate the ever-changing course of life, it's crucial to acknowledge that these threads, no matter how cherished, are susceptible to being severed. Material possessions may be stolen or lost, and people may drift away or depart from this world. In this reality, are we truly prepared for the losses we may encounter? Do we have substitutes to mend the gaps in our hearts when these threads are pulled from our tapestry?

The things we hold dear, be they possessions or achievements, often gain significance due to the emotions we attach to them. A childhood toy becomes more than just an object; it becomes a vessel of memories and comfort. Similarly, people become indispensable not just for their actions but for the emotional bonds we share with them. These threads become part of our identity, shaping the very fabric of our being.

However, there lies a profound truth we must confront – the impermanence of everything earthly. Life is a relentless river, and it carries away all that we hold dear with it. The house we worked tirelessly to build may crumble, and the careers we meticulously cultivated may vanish like a wisp of smoke. People we love may move on or depart, leaving us with the ache of their absence.

It is in acknowledging this fragility that we must seek a source of comfort that transcends the transitory nature of the world. In the depths of our hearts, we long for a constant presence, an unchanging thread that will never unravel. This is where our faith comes into play.

In Psalm 145:18-21, we find solace in the promise of God's ever-present comfort. The Creator of the universe has declared His unwavering commitment to His people. He promises never to leave us, to be a constant thread in our tapestry, unyielding and steadfast. Unlike the fleeting threads of material possessions or human relationships, God is the eternal thread that will never fray or break.

But God doesn't stop at mere promises. He took tangible action to ensure His presence remains with us. In the person of Jesus Christ, God became flesh and dwelt among us, bridging the gap between the divine and the human. Through Christ, we have access to the ultimate source of comfort and hope. But God did even more. As Jesus left the world, He sent the Holy Spirit who indwells every believer. This is God's gift to humanity - His presence. And nothing in this world can take this away. By His Spirit in us, He reminds us by various means that we are never alone, ever. I believe that's the idea why He calls every believer as the temple of the Holy Spirit. God never abandons His own dwelling place.

To truly experience the fulfillment of God's promise, we must heed His guidance. God specified what we need to do to feel His presence as an ongoing phenomenon. Through prayer, meditation, and a heart open to His guidance, we can weave His presence into every aspect of our lives. This is the tapestry that will never unravel, the thread that will never break. The bible assures us that when it says, "And He [Jesus] is before all things, and in him all things hold together." (Col 1:17 ESV).

In conclusion, as we navigate the intricacies of life, we must recognize the importance of the threads that weave our existence together. People and possessions hold a special place in our hearts, but we must be prepared for their eventual departure. In our vulnerability, we find solace in the God of ever-present comfort, who promises never to leave us and took concrete steps to ensure His presence in our lives. As we embrace this truth, we can find lasting comfort and joy, knowing that in God, we possess a thread that will endure through all the twists and turns of our earthly journey.