Updated: Sep 30
As Christians, we are blessed to be a part of a universal family, for those that are biologically our own, and those that are distance away, together we are united in the faith. Uniquely, we shared amongst ourselves the aspiration for the future, and in prayer our burdens to the Lord we plead. Petitioning for one another to the Lord, we feel the integral bond having one to lean on.
There comes a time, when the absence of a result in our personal lives, birth the feel of solitary awareness. When all the natural instincts within us see not a way beyond our condition for a change, to this we feel alone, nevertheless, alone, but not forsaken.
Like the woman, Veronica, history recalls by name. Her condition of illness kept her in a place of isolation, but the feeling of being alone and that no one understands our condition of which we desperately seek a change, it is not of condemnation that all hope should be lost.
Though a pea comes together with many other peas in a pod on a stem, but before the stage of success as we behold the abundance of peas and fruition, a single pea must endure a time of seclusion. Therein, all self-preservation is lost, and a renewed life, strives through the soil into the light.
Likewise, as Christians, when we feel we are alone, due to a certain condition wherewith we find ourselves, therein, the problem we faced is not the solution. To this we all agree, however, how often are we consumed with the constant thought of the problem and not a hope for a change? Though we are never alone, Joshua 1:9. However, when the feeling of being alone is present, for the lack of the change we seek, may isolation serve as a time of reflection to focus beyond the surrounding distractions, to the source wherewith the change we need shall be obtained. Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith.
As the finisher of our faith, He is the Perfecter. Therefore, let us take with us, the measure of faith we now have that we may join with Him. Every discouragement in life is a setback, but let the setback of the believing Christian be a preparation to leap forward, every leap presents an obstacle that must be overcome. Like Veronica, in her search for a change, having done all that could be done, she was alone, but in isolation she perceived, and she kept saying, if I touch even His garments, I shall be cured. Having reached out in faith by touching the Lord, she was made whole, immediately she was healed.
Today, the effectiveness of our faith isn't predicated on how much or little faith we have, but to Whom our faith is focused upon. Therefore, what measure of faith we have, may Christ be the focus. To Him our faith we take, in hope of assurance that we be made whole.
Little is much when God is in it! Labor not for wealth or fame; There's a crown, and you can win it, If you go in Jesus' name.
Are you laid aside from service, Body worn from toil and care? You can still be in the battle, In the sacred place of prayer.
Little is much when God is in it
And He will never forget His own.
Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith.