Displaced

04197951-F4CF-4075-A279-80FD0C4460C5“I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭34:1‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Displaced

This past weekend, one of my grand dogs that visited me seemed a little out of sorts, as he was displaced from his usual surroundings and primary caregiver. His disposition was just a little tense and his sleep patterns were off cycle. Having been physically exhausted from an especially stressful work week, needless to say I was very annoyed. But then I started thinking about the situation from his perspective. He leaves the comfort of his familiar home and the full attention from his owner to come to a strange place where he is not the primary focus. Obviously this change would make anyone unsettled. Sometime life can be very unsettling and no matter how displaced we may feel, we need to focus on finding joy under all circumstances, for we are never displaced from God’s love.

Loneliness

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“Do not be afraid—I am with you! I am your God—let nothing terrify you! I will make you strong and help you; I will protect you and save you.”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭41:10‬ ‭GNT‬‬

Loneliness is an unpleasant emotional response to isolation. One may feel anxious about a lack of connection or communication with other beings. Loneliness can even be felt when surrounded by other people. Many of us suffer from loneliness at one time or another, but we need to remember that we are never alone—God is with us always!