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We are never alone

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Higher Ground: In these stressful times, trust your faith to get you through it.

Whether witnessing for the Lord at a large fair, out in a field at a tractor show, or in a nicely decorated booth inside a mall or convention center, it’s always fun to see the people walk by. 

There might be large families, a couple of buddies enjoying the day out together or an older couple walking by holding hands. We don’t often see people walking alone.

The Lord created us humans as socially active creatures. We like to hang out with family and friends. In our spare time, we get home and dart for our computers to get on social media sites. Whether talking or walking quietly side by side, this is when we are most comfortable.

When we are alone, we are prone to get angry, depressed and feel lonely. It is not surprising that the one way Satan could try to wrestle control of the human race away from the Lord is to get people alone to break their spirits.

The pandemic hit, and governments around the world started enacting “stay-at-home” rules to try to curb the virus. This was disastrous for people who were used to being with others both at work and after work. The people were ordered to be alone, and they could not take it.

How do prisons try to break the spirits of troublesome inmates? By placing them in solitary confinement. Even our county had a severe rash of suicides that the coroner declared were COVID-19 related.

In Genesis 2:18, God declares, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.” God knew from the beginning that we needed companionship. But our biggest problem is bypassing God and relying on other error-prone humans to feel better. Why not go directly to God that created all that exists?

God tells us in John 10:10, “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly,” and in Joshua 1:9, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

I strongly encourage everyone to stay strong in the face of this nasty disease by maintaining a great prayer life. This means praying for your own strength and for the strength of others.

Open your Bible, and you’ll find that you are never alone. Whether at work or stuck at home, you will find out you are never alone because as the Lord tells us through Joshua, “We are never alone!”

The Steeles are fieldmen for Fellowship of Christian Farmers International. They work out of Pennsylvania’s Northern Tier Chapter. 

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