Fun fact for the night: in Switzerland, it is illegal to only own one guinea pig. Since guinea pigs need company, they consider it cruel to the guinea pig to make it live alone. Loneliness is a problem in the US. Did you know that a 2018 research study found that 46% (almost half) of people in the US are lonely?
I hope you are not lonely and that you have lovely friends and family members to turn to if you do feel lonely. Sometimes it may feel like you’re all alone, and we all have bad days like that. But one thing with knowing God is that YOU ARE NEVER ALONE. In the song about God called “Good, Good Father” it says this:
I’ve heard the tender whispers of love in the dead of night And you tell me that you’re pleased And that I’m never alone
“Good Good Father” –Chris Tomlin
Stop and think about that–the Creator of everything whispers to you that He’s pleased with you. You make God happy. And He whispers that you’re never alone. God is always by your side. Simply amazing. We are human, so we will have days that are rough, when we’re sad and lonely and feel forgotten. But those feelings are lies, and the truth is amazing. Just remember that as often as you can.
“Be strong, don’t be afraid! 17 The Lord your God is with you. He is like a powerful soldier. He will save you. He will show how much he loves you and how happy he is with you. He will laugh and be happy about you
Zephaniah 3:16-17 (ERV)
Dear Lord, Forgive me for forgetting that you are near sometimes. Thank you for being near me. Help me to feel your love and your joy–you are happy with me–thank you Jesus. Amen.