I felt alone. The house felt dreary and bleak. The holidays were over. The kids and grandkids had gone home. And Dan wasn’t much company because he wasn’t feeling well.
So I decided to go to Target. I had a return and maybe it would help to get out of the house for awhile. And besides, even if it didn’t help, I would still get some things crossed off my ‘to do’ list. And that always makes me feel better.
Desolation is defined in the dictionary as a state of bleak and dismal emptiness; depressingly empty, joyless; disconsolate and sorrowful as if through separation from a loved one.
Desolation is not God’s plan for us. We are never alone, even though we may feel alone. We are never separated from God and His love. Romans 8:31-39
The Pharisees were desolate. Jesus wanted to gather them to Himself the way a hen gathers her chicks under her wings but they were unwilling. Matthew 23:37-39
I find that when I’m having a blah kind of day, the best thing I can do for myself is run to Jesus. He always gathers me to Himself. I just have to be willing. He is much more satisfying than a Target trip.
Dan Rockwell said:
Thanks for this post. I find it compelling.
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