Depend on God
Like Jacob, many of us know how it feels to be "left alone." When a loved one dies or a friend leaves, or you walk through the fire of separation and divorce, no matter how 'spiritual' you are it still hurts! Emotional pain is to the soul what physical pain is to the body; it tells you something is wrong; that you need God to guide you through the challenges and upheavals of realigning your life to cope with what has happened. In addition, the struggle does not begin in earnest while you are surrounded by people, it starts when you have been left alone. The fact is you can survive without others, but you cannot survive without God. That is why He sometimes strips away everything that makes us dependent on people. He sends certain individuals into your life to help build your faith and develop your character, and when they are gone, to leave you with the assurance that God is in control. The loss of loved ones (a) develops our spiritual muscle; (b) tests our resilience; (c) shows us the scope of God's power. When Moses died and Joshua was left in charge, God told him, "As I was with Moses, so I will be with thee" (Joshua 1:5). That is something Joshua could never have learned while Moses was in the picture. And it is a lesson you cannot learn while you are looking to other human beings for all your answers.
In Mark 4:39 when Jesus "ordered the wind and waves to be quiet" the Bible says, "everything was calm". In the midst of the storm, ask Him to come and stand in the bow of your boat, and to speak peace to the thing that is upsetting you. He will do it! Excerpt from The Word For You Today and Celebration, Inc.
"So Jacob was left alone," Genesis 32:24a NIV
Yours for One Life in Christ, Venetia
Read John 3:16
You can receive Christ right now by faith through prayer.
Prayer of Salvation: Heavenly Father, in the Name of Jesus, I present myself to You. I pray and ask Jesus to be Lord over my life. I believe it in my heart, so I say it with my mouth: 'Jesus has been raised from the dead.' This moment, I make Him the Lord over my life. Jesus, come into my heart. I believe this moment that I am saved. I say it now: 'I am reborn. I am a Christian. I am a child of Almighty God.' Amen
Now, thank God for making you His child. You have just inherited the kingdom of God!