Today has been one of those incredibly lonely days. It has been a day of being misunderstood and misrepresented, a day when those I loved the most seem the farthest away. The other reason today has been so difficult and lonely is that I have also failed my friends and family. I have misunderstood and misrepresented them and in that I am certainly not like Jesus. So God forgive me and make me more like Jesus. These days don’t come often but when it comes it’s a bit tough to get through.
But I wanted to see how Jesus handled his lonely days and moments in life.
I read about Jesus’ lonely battle in Gethsemane. He was afraid. He was confused. He was lonely. He didn’t want to do what he was about to do. His friends were snoring while his sweat was turning into blood. If you were there, you could hear is deep sigh. His voice was shaky. He was lying face down. But face down before God. There he received strength for the cross. His situation and loneliness got worse but he became stronger. So I stopped my reading. Do you know where I went? Yes I went face down before God. I need strength to move on. I am learning from Jesus to lean on Jesus. When Gethsemane’s come and when you start your lonely battle, do what Jesus did. Go to the Father face down because Jesus understands. He will lift you up.