I Kings 19:9-10 “And he came thither unto a cave, and lodged there; and, behold, the word of the LORD came to him, and he said unto him, What doest thou here, Elijah? And he said, I have been very jealous for the LORD God of hosts: for the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine alters, and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.”
Elijah felt alone. He felt that he had been left without allies by the rebellion of God’s own people, the crumbling of God’s own institutions, and the weakening of God’s own prophets. He felt that he was left alone to fend for God through his own faithfulness.
We can feel alone. We feel like we have been left without allies by the rebellion of God’s own people, the crumbling of God’s own institutions, and the weakening of God’s own prophets. We feel like we are left alone to fend for God through our own faithfulness.
We can feel alone in our workplaces. We can feel alone in our neighborhoods. We can feel alone in our social circles. Our kids can feel alone in their schools. Our churches can feel alone in our communities. We sometimes feel like we should retreat into our figurative caves and surrender to the forces around us.
Yet, we must be encouraged by the fact that we are not alone in feeling alone. A Christian in the adjoining workplace is probably feeling the same way. A Christian in the next neighborhood is similarly fighting discouragement. A Christian in overlapping social circles is also sensing despair. Other Christian kids in different classes are weighed down by isolation. Other strong Christian churches in nearby communities are burdened by feelings of hopelessness.
We are bonded together through Christ by our peculiarity and sense of isolation in today’s society. We should sense solidarity through the struggles of our counter-cultural faithfulness. PLEASE PRAY FOR A SENSE OF UNITY WITH OTHER CHRISTIANS THROUGH OUR APPARENT ISOLATION. We may feel alone, but we are not! Instead, we are inseparably tied together with others who feel the same way.
SET YOUR ALARM: If you’re alarmed (by the racism of abortion), set your alarm (to pray for our nation) — more black babies are aborted than born in NYC.