This past week I have had many ideas for subjects to write about in today's post. In fact, I have spent most of the day thus far going down one road, then another ... starting to write about first one of these subjects, then deleting what I had written & starting over with another. In the midst of all this writing & deleting & writing again, I couldn't shake a very strong feeling about sharing a little struggle I was having in my life about two weeks ago & how God gifted it right out of me. It seemed to me to be a very little thing to share, but apparently I'm meant to share it, so here goes.
I have written before about how unfriendly people are here in The Devil's Playground. I'm not saying that every person in the state of Kentucky is unfriendly, but the people in this particular area are. We have been living here a little over 5 years now & sometimes I really miss having a friend stop by for a cup of tea, or answering the phone & hearing a friend ask if I'd like to come shopping with her, or gathering my things together to join my friends at the local senior center for our weekly quilting time together. I love John & he is my best friend on this earth, but there are times when I miss spending time with a woman friend.
Two weeks ago I was really having a rough time with this. For several days I felt extremely lonely & I just couldn't shake the feeling no matter how much I prayed, praised, gave thanks, or quoted scripture. I kept telling myself that I had no reason to feel lonely. Not only do I have a husband who loves me & cares about me ... I have God! But the feeling of loneliness persisted. It was like a big dark cloud hanging over my life.
One night when I went to bed, I prayed again for this feeling of loneliness to leave me. I always set my radio alarm to wake me early so I can spend some quiet alone time with God. The radio is set to a Christian station. When the radio turned on the next morning, a song was just beginning to be played. It was one of those mornings when I woke up fully awake, & the first words I heard from the song were ...
"You are not alone if you are lonely...."
A lovely gift of words from God to start my day & chase away that dark cloud : ) The name of the song is All the People Said Amen ... a cheery little tune with a lot of wisdom in the lyrics. I will put the link below. I hope you enjoy it : )