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Monday, June 22, 2015

Never Alone

Loneliness, heaven, 1 Corinthians 13:12
Are you ever lonely?  

I am sometimes.  

Most of us go through lonely periods.

Sometimes it's after a move or during a transition and it reminds us how important Christian fellowship is.  

But we can also feel lonely in a house full of children or a room full of friends.

Loneliness is a reminder that there will always be a little empty place in our hearts until we see Jesus face-to-face.  

But here's the good news: loneliness only exists this side of heaven. We'll never be lonely, bored, confused, misunderstood, forgotten, unloved, unappreciated, or mistreated in heaven. (See Tent Life)

And it's a good thing to dwell on that thought whenever we're lonely.  

"Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely." 1 Corinthians 13:12 NLT 


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1. Before talking about the loneliness, we should mention the necessity of Christian fellowship. It's essential for our growth and well-being.   See: God Friends

Hebrews 10:24-25: And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

2. The following verses encourage us that even when we "feel" alone, we never are!  See: God is Never On Vacation

Romans 8:35-39: Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” 37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. 

Hebrews 13:5: Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” 
See: Inhale His Presence

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All Scripture NIV unless otherwise noted

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