• Gathered Under Grace


I had a conversation about being alone with a friend today. They expressed that their ideal situation would be alone on a deserted island. Just them and their dog and a good knife. Maybe two knives just in case. Not just any island mind you, but something like the island from ‘Blue Lagoon’. Sunny and warm, with plenty of opportunity to gather food, materials to build a shelter, having fresh water would be a priority, and of course, tennis balls for the dog. Lots and lots of tennis balls. Sounds like it would be ideal; content and happy ... at least for a while ... and then I begin to picture Tom Hanks and Wilson in ‘Cast Away’. Hhhmmm ... not so much.

Hebrews‬ ‭13:5‬ ‭TPT‬‬‬

“Live content with what you have, for you always have God’s presence. For hasn’t he promised you, “I will never leave you alone, never! And I will not loosen my grip on your life!”


Being alone and being lonely are two separate things. I enjoy alone time myself. I gather inspiration and creativity in my alone time. The thing is ... during that alone time, I’m not really alone. I’m usually talking with Jesus the entire time. That inspiration and creativity comes right from the source. Even when we are alone, desert island or not, we are never completely alone. God’s promise is to never leave us alone. He doesn’t loosen His grip on us. Now, we may have times when we loosen our grip on Him, but He’s still there; holding tight. We are never, ever alone. Promise.

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Deltona, FL, USA


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