If He did not mean this, He would not have said it. But He means it. I am not inhabiting a desolate place that is empty, and devoid of life. My life here is not hopeless and bleak. The Presence of Christ makes that impossible. Even if I feel that I’m alone. In verse 20 it states: “On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you.” Why would He say this if it were not true? On the days that I experience loneliness or isolation and I begin to doubt, the question is: Is He with me? It’s either yes or no. And if I believe it is no, than it is because I left. But if I hang on to His Truth even in my most abandoned, deserted moment, I will know He is within me and the landscape can look pretty bad, but I won’t believe it. I merged with Him and His Love and Comfort and Mercy accompanies me wherever I am. In a crowd, or deserted, He won’t leave me. He has never left me.
There have been times, I thought I had to search for Him. Especially when I suffered a loss. The void deceived me and I felt like I was alone. So, I strove to find Him because the loneliness was painful. So, I sought Him, but seeking Him does not mean He is not Present. Seeking means I look to Him and in those times, I see Him next to me. He isn’t going to make it difficult to get close. When I am His, how will He not remove any distance that prevents me from feeling, knowing, experiencing His Love as soon as I turn to Him? You know He will and there is zero hesitation. He moves across any divide for anyone at any time they look for Him. But for a believer, He is not far because I am in Him and He is in me. I hope I’m not making it sound as if I think this is easy all the time and that it happens without a lot of effort. I’ve had my walks in the desert and I’ve wanted accompaniment but I also wanted to do what I wanted. I’ve gone in the other direction and distanced myself. He doesn’t want to see me alone when I go off like that. But I have to want the closeness too. It has not been fun during those times. I have been devastated and it did not seem likely that I could ever recover. And I won’t ever without Him. I can’t look to human fulfillment no matter how much it means. His Promise is my remedy because He never left.
Love Always❤❤❤I do no matter what.
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