When It Feels Like No One Is Listening


I think the biggest problem I face right now is loneliness.  I didn’t expect to feel this empty when my husband died.  Then, losing my mom made it harder.

I am completely homebound now, except for the times I must see a doctor.

I miss people.

Someone to talk with, share with, rejoice with, and cry with.

Today, as I was pondering how empty this life can feel, I found this verse.

“My heart has heard You say, ‘Come and talk with me.’

And my heart responds, ‘Lord, I am coming.’” (Psalm 27:8 NLT)

How well He knows us.

How amazing is His loving care.

I felt as if He was saying,  “deni, I know you have lost those on this earth that you have loved so deeply.  I know that the things you want to share with them only create an ache in your heart.  But, beloved child, I am here and I am listening.  “Come.  Talk with me.”

And my heart does indeed respond.

I feel humbled.  Grateful.  

And, sometimes almost ashamed that so many times I seek others instead of Him, when He is so lovingly reaching out to me.

Can’t you just imagine it?

Our Lord, sitting quietly somewhere (I picture Him sitting on a rough hewn bench near a peaceful river), hand outstretched,  bidding me to come and sit and talk.

He wants to hear what I have to say.

He wants to hear you, too.

 © deni weber 2010-2015