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Worth – Part 2
I am like a pelican of the wilderness: a sparrow alone on the housetop. I watch, and am as a sparrow alone upon the house top. Psalm 102:6-7
The writer of Psalm 102 wrote, ‘I am like…a sparrow alone on the housetop.’ To be honest, we probably all know that feeling. We’ve sat there while our group of friends talks about something we don’t get. We’ve gone somewhere new alone. We’ve awkwardly perched on the sidelines of a party, a business meeting we were not invited to, a wedding we were not invited to. We all have our own experiences of loneliness. And it hurts. It’s painful because we were built for more.
The Bible opens with God playing matchmaker for Adam with Eve, and the final letters in the Bible are written from one group of friends to another. In the pages between, God pursues His people, but again and again they reject Him – that pretty much sums up the Old Testament. And then there’s Jesus with His twelve best mates. One by one they turn their backs on Him.
Clearly we are not built to ‘go it alone.’ In Jesus, God has known the pain of loneliness. It’s not in His plan for you. If you need them, He will bring friends to you. If you need to, ask Him for company. Know that it’s a big part of what He’s made you for. Could it be that the friends we would like are not the friends God is looking for us to connect with?
Heavenly Father, help me trust You in my relationships as You know me better than anyone else and know what is best for me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen