1 Thessalonians 1:4 (NIV)
For we know, brothers and sisters loved by God, that he has chosen you.
I think all of us want someone who understands and has time for us! We are so accustomed to being needed for something we can offer and not being wanted just because we are who we are.
Did you know the God of the Bible wants time with you? This thought seems very far-fetched and probably even more difficult to believe; however it is very true. 1 Thessalonians 1:4 tells us God actually chose us to be His people because He loved us so very much - what a sobering thought. God chose you! I don’t know what’s going on in your life, at this very moment, and the loneliness you may be feeling; however God is fully aware of who you are and where you are at, having all the time in the world just for you. You are not a bother to Him; in fact, He loves it when you come to Him with your every concern and care; whereas other people might be just too busy to be distressed with your problems. I don’t believe people mean to be rude or indifferent to other people’s burdens, not always anyway. I think they are so absorbed in their own issues; they cannot stop to lend a helping hand. But I am so eternally grateful for God’s schedule always being open, and His eagerness to commune with my heart makes me grin ear to ear.
I encourage each of you to bring your burdens to the ONE who loves you whole- heartedly, with the knowledge that He is never too busy to listen and help. If a family member, friend, or associate seems to brush you off, as people can sometimes do, just remember: they feel the same way you do, and are looking for someone to be open to them and have time for their needs. God’s schedule has your name written all over it; try your best not to miss an appointment with Him because He desires the opportunity to show you just how much He cares.
Dear Lord, thank You for always being there and wanting our time. Help us to bring our burdens to You and to help others not feel they are alone. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.