“A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” (Proverbs 18:24 ESV)
“Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up.” (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 ESV)
Oxford Languages Dictionary defines companionship as, “A feeling of fellowship or friendship.”
I took a short road trip yesterday. Thanks to daylight savings time, it wasn’t in the dark. I could see the animals easier. I was driving into the very bright sunlight, making it hard to see the road. The sun was just at the point where the sun visor almost blocked it, but not quite. I was driving along, listening to a local Christian radio station, when I got to thinking about being alone. Now don’t get me wrong, I enjoy my alone time. But once in a while it’s nice to have someone to talk to other than myself.
I got to thinking about companionship. It’s nice to have family and friends to hang out with. But what if no one is around? What do I do then?
I talk to God. He will always listen to me. He even listens when I am having a pity party. I can see Him in heaven, tapping his foot, arms crossed, wondering when it will be over it, saying, “Come on. Hurry up. We have things to do.”
I used to have pity parties quite frequently but not anymore. I have learned to put a quick stop to them. I would feel sorry for myself. There’s not enough money for everything, my hair looks stupid or something equally silly. But I have finally learned. I can hear God saying even now, “She has finally learned a pity party is not productive.”
I have also learned that I am not alone even when there is no one here. I have learned that God is always here, no matter what, He is here.
He is there too, with you. Forever and always, He is with you.
Have a great day.
Writer and Prayer warrior with Answers2Prayer Ministries
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