Cindy Grasso

Lonely and Afflicted

“Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭25‬:‭16‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Picture the scene: David, vulnerable and afflicted, seeks solace and presence of God. With heartfelt honesty, he cries out for God’s grace and companionship. In Psalms 25:16, we witness David’s persistence as he emphasizes his need for God to turn His attention to him, His beloved servant. The word “lonely” here derives from the Hebrew word “yâchîyd,” which paints a powerful picture. Not only does it convey a sense of being solitary, but it also speaks of being beloved and irreplaceable. David finds himself in a place of desolation, feeling alone in the midst of trial and is yearning for God’s comforting presence.

Maybe today you are feeling alone, desolate and helpless to fix the crisis before you. My friend, you may feel alone but you are not. God is with you. His love is close to you because you are His beloved, unique, irreplaceable child. Turn your face to God, cry out to Him with earnestness, persistence, and humility. My prayer for you is that like David, you will find solace, comfort, and purpose in God’s unwavering love and presence in your life.  He will never leave you or forsake you, even in the depths of your despair.

So, as you journey through this day, may you remember the words of Psalms 25:16 and allow them to speak to your soul. May you seek God’s graciousness and mercy, knowing that He longs to draw near to you.  In your moments of loneliness and affliction, May you find refuge in His loving embrace and discover the manifestation of His life within you.

“Sorrows fill my heart as I feel helpless, mistreated— I’m all alone and in misery! Come closer to me now, for I need your mercy.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭25‬:‭16‬ ‭TPT‬‬

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