Can you see this picture? Does it look familiar to you? This is my replica of MaCaulay Culkin’s famous “Home Alone face.”
Home Alone is a movie from the early 90′s about a family who went on vacation during the Christmas holidays and left their child home alone. It was during this time that Kevin, the main character, discovered that he needed his family. He didn’t like being alone.
You see, Kevin was clever. He knew that the bad guys had an eye out for his home, but he was all alone with no one to help him defend it. So he took matters in his own hands.
He played tricks on the bad guys to make it look like the house was “lively.” At one point in the movie, he made it look like the house was full of people and that everything was all perfect and good. Over the course of the movie, he realized just how much he missed his family.
Maybe you can relate to Kevin. Except maybe you’re dealing with a different kind of loneliness. You may feel empty. A void. You may feel like you have no one to talk to.
Just like Kevin, you’re probably playing tricks on the world too. You’re putting on a front to make things look “lively” … like you have the perfect life. But on the inside you feel an emptiness.
Well, be encouraged. Know that you are not alone. You have a heavenly Father who can meet you right where you are. Deuteronomy 31:6 says the Lord goes with you. He will never leave you or forsake you.
You may be in a room full of people, yet you may feel more alone than when no one is around. Our Father can fill the void. He can fill you with His joy and abundant Life.
When you feel lonely, that’s when you should turn to the Father. Say a prayer. Turn to your favorite Bible verse that gives you joy. Ask the Lord to fill the void. Ask Him to bring Life to your moment. Ask Him to fill you with His Love and His presence.
When you do so, the Lord will hear your prayer. He’ll be faithful to respond. And He’ll meet you right at the point of your need. As a result, you’ll experience more of His joy and Life as you charge forth on your journey!
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