Alone with God
When we experience pain, struggle, and despair, we feel so terribly
alone. Friends and family may offer comfort and help, but despite
their best efforts, the ache of abandonment reverberates within
us like the cry of the solitary wolf. We feel forsaken, left alone
to navigate the landscape of despair, and yet unable to do so.
In the core of that aloneness there lives a hidden presence—a
holy presence—that is with us even as we stand to face the
terrors of our lives. That Divine Presence will be known to us if
we will descend into the lonely core that feels so overwhelming
and sit in silence. The Holy Companion will come as surely as the
day dawns, and in the silence, the chaos will be stilled.
Let these questions help you enter your own loneliness and find
there the face of God.
I feel lonely, of what am I most afraid?
When has being alone been a gift?
What is the biggest obstacle to being alone with God?
When have I found that solitude has deepened my relationship with
When am I energized by people and when am I energized by being
When loneliness looms large, what might the Holy One want to say
How can I find the heart of heaven in my own soul?
When loneliness lifts, what do I most want to do?