when others scatter

John 16:31-33

Jesus asked, “Do you finally believe?   But the time is coming-indeed it’s here now- when you will be scattered, each one going his own way, leaving me alone.  Yet I am not alone because the Father is with me..  I have told you all this so that you may have peace in Me.  Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows.  But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”

As I read through this passage of Scripture this morning, I was reminded of the fickleness of man.  We may be liked one day, but not the next.  All of us, at different times in our lives, are misunderstood by others.  When others misunderstand us, or what is happening in our lives, they often don’t know what to say and therefore, they leave us alone, they scatter just when we need them the most.  This happened to me a lot over the last five years.  I don’t believe most of those who did this were intending to hurt me, they just didn’t know what to do or what to say.   But all this time alone, in the deepest loss of my life, proved to be a precious time of coming to know just how faithful My God really is.  I, like Jesus, learned that I am not alone.  In fact, I am never alone, because God promises to never leave me nor forsake me. 

This promise was just so many words before this great season of loss.  I’ve heard it said that you will never truly know that Jesus is all you need, until Jesus is all you really have.  I get that now.  The journey has been arduous, the losses great, but to know I am never alone, really know it, it was worth the price.  One of my favorite worship songs goes as such.

Knowing you, Jesus, knowing You; there is no greater thing…

I get that now, there really is no greater thing! 

Whatever the cost, He is worth knowing above all else.

He is marvelous and wonderful, a true joy, my most faithful friend.

He is the love of my life, the absolute love of my life.

and in His love, I leave you this day.  Rejoice in knowing Him.

About eloracseniah

May God's Truth prevail and Love triumph, where we have failed. Amen
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