Have you ever had the feeling of being lost and unaccounted for? Were there times when you felt like a failure? Were there moments in your life when you doubted your abilities? We are all constantly fighting a battle that no one else knows about. To cope with reality, we must look ourselves in the eye and recognize imperfect beings. However, one thing is for certain: you are not alone.
The depressing state of being alone is like staying in a room with deafening silence. Brighter than a bolt of lightning, it has the potential to render us completely blind, unable to see the right choice to make and the right path to take. As a result, it always consumes us with dread, fear, and a sense of guilt.
When things go awry, we often find ourselves in a bind with no way out. The Lord, on the other hand, has His own way of shaping us. Just like bread, the dough doesn’t rise until it’s continuously kneaded; you may rise after every setback.
“As the appearance of the rainbow in the clouds on a rainy day, so was the appearance of the surrounding radiance. Such was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. When I saw it, I fell on my face and heard a voice speaking.” – Ezekiel 1:28 (NASB)
God wants you to know that no matter how difficult things become in your life, He will always be there for you. The meeting between Ezekiel and God reveals to us just how majestic God is. For every friend you have and every person in your life, the Lord is preparing them to mold you. For every plant and animal that you see, the Lord is preparing them to inspire you. For everything you own and for every shelter you stay in, the Lord has prepared them for you.
When you feel like you’re the only one walking on the sand, the Lord is walking closely, protecting you from the evil behind. You may not know it, and you may not feel Him around, but His ways never fail. You are not alone, not ever.
by Cheryl Hawkins