Devotionals

Our Constant Companion

Sometimes life feels lonely. 

We strive to surround ourselves with people yet walk a path of solitude so many times. 

There is often a lack of understanding or experience. There is even sometimes a comparison game that only pushes us further away. Placing our cups before man can only fill us so much and for so long. We have a sparse compassion, empathy or sympathy from those whose paths are not the same as ours.

We forget that we have access to constant fellowship. It’s a friendship of belonging and understanding. We pass it by in our humanity far too often. It is typically sought in desperation, not for daily fulfillment.

Our Father God gave us a great gift of constant companionship when He came down to earth as a man. Jesus offered His hand to mankind throughout the ages and we still turn to things we think are more tangible, more real. We forget the price that He paid for us to have a true and faithful friend at all times while we seek out instant gratification from fallible people.

These following verses are a gentle yet powerful reminder of the Lord’s truth. He has compassion, love and accessibility at all moments, not just convenient ones. We need to change our focus to Him and we will never feel empty. Our cups will spill over on account of His lavish love.

Psalm 119:77 NIV

Let your compassion come to me that I may live,
    for your law is my delight.

Psalm 40:11 NIV

Do not withhold your mercy from me, Lord;
    may your love and faithfulness always protect me.

1 Corinthians 1:9 NIV

God is faithful, who has called you into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord

3 thoughts on “Our Constant Companion

  1. Your blog has a very classy look, which makes the scripture come even more alive. I too like Oswald Chambers and still have his red devotional book somewhere in my library.

    You mention loneliness, an emotion that writers identify with. We are reflective people. Besides, writing is a solitary activity. As Robert mentions, the One who matters most can fill the void.

  2. Thanks for the encouraging verses. I admit I often feel lonely. I’m someone who desires quality time with others, but often feel that many relationships, even in church, are rather superficial. But we can have access to that fellowship with Jesus, who is always with us and only a prayer away. Unfortunately we often seek out others to fill that void instead of the One who matters most.

    1. Thanks, Robert. I was reading a short devotional with a few of these verses in it the other day and thought it would be an encouragement to others as well. Our family moves every few years and we need to find new fellowship every time. It’s toughest on the kids, but these verses are good reminders for them, and all of us, to hide in our hearts.

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