Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Friendship With God As the Antidote to Loneliness

I'm spending time today reading and responding to spiritual journals sent to me from Payne Theological Seminary students in my Spiritual Formation class.

One student writes of their loneliness. I respond to them:
  • As you continue to spend these times with God you will discover “friendship with God.” “Friendship with God” is the antidote to loneliness. Even people in marriage need friendship with God since many married people are lonely and feel alone.
  • There's a deep aching in the human heart that causes many people to anyone or anything that will heal it. Our answer is: God made you in his image; you will fnd your completeness and ultimate companionship in him.
  • So, continue to abide in Jesus. Abide now. Abide tomorrow.