A friend with a vibrant mission ministry in Japan writes:
“The train was hot and crowded. We were a little anxious (and excited) as we headed to Yoyogi Park for a day of evangelism. We noticed a young high school girl take off her headphones and come stand near us as we rode. It wasn’t long before the girls on our team struck up an animated conversation with her (hand gestures and all). It was then that they noticed that there were many scars on her wrist. She said that because of loneliness, she often cuts herself! She couldn't join us that day because she was busy, but she came to church with us on Sunday. After that, she began to spend much time with our team. Finally, after hearing a powerful testimony and gospel message at our Sayoonara "Good-bye" Party she made a decision to give her life to Christ...hurts, loneliness and all!”
Loneliness knows no border lines, cultures or nationalities. But neither does God’s redeeming love, His compassion for those who sense they don’t belong, and His own scarred hand outstretched for those of us who have felt loneliness when pain struck.
Loneliness is the enemy of peace, and the playground of self-pity. David knew this so he ran to the Lord…and we should too, we can also say with conviction in our soul and confidence in our voice: “[God] You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle.
You have recorded each one in your book. My enemies will retreat when I call to you for help.
This I know: God is on my side! I praise God for what he has promised; Yes, I praise the Lord for what he has promised. I trust in God, so why should I be afraid? (Ps 56:8-12)
Janet, devoted to serve Him…committed to inspire you.
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