Sometimes you won’t have anybody.
Of course, except Jesus.
But is that not the truth?
I wished to be with my wife in the hospital after her delivery but hospital rules only let one other person accompany her. So, her mom stayed back.
As a parent, I wish to be there for Kathryn at her slightest whimper. But my human frailty puts me into deep sleep that a shrieking cry from her is what is needed to wake me from my slumber.
Now that’s just two closest examples.
Moses in the Bible was sent by God to His people. Finally, 430 years of slavery is broken loose at the surrendered tongue of a stammerer. Carrying hundreds of thousands of people, they marched towards into their Promised Land.
Yet the same people very often picked up rocks to stone him. He was tested and broken till every ounce of the angry man melted to become the meekest man ever, as God Himself testified!
The greatest king in the Bible, David had a test with his 600 loyal warriors!
When they had once returned, their wives and children were taken hostage. ”And David was greatly distressed, for the people spoke of stoning him, because all the people were bitter in soul, each for his sons and daughters.”
Then the same verse goes on to record one of the most powerful acts mentioned in the Bible, ”But David strengthened himself in the LORD his God.” 1 Samuel 30:6
That means there was no-one to encourage him and everyone had mistrusted him.
That couldn’t kill him.
David went on to wipe his tears and pat his own back in the knowledge that his ”God was his strength in his most lonely hour.”
Interestingly, even our master Jesus had none in the most crucial hour.
Jesus found strength by going back to the garden of prayer – repeatedly!
Avoid the temptation of looking for peer support, chariots & horses or to lean on the fragile man.
No one may compliment or encourage you.
But remember the best of history was made in the most lonely hour.
Today, wipe your tears, pat yourself on your back, get back up and go on!!!
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