Welcome to “Be Still Saturday!” Sit down with a cup of coffee, or tea, or hot chocolate, or even soda, doesn’t matter, and spend a few minutes letting God speak to you through his word. Each week, I will share a single verse or passage that blessed my heart as I read through the Bible this year.
And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone;
I will make him an help meet for him.Genesis 2:18
I found this verse à propos this week as my husband and I celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary. I don’t know why, but this one has felt like a big deal, and yet, it seems everything has worked against me to make it special. My husband made a comment. He said, “What makes it special is being together.”
And that’s what we decided to do to celebrate. Nothing special. Just being together.
God said in Genesis 2, literally the second chapter in the whole Bible, that it’s not good for man to be alone.
I know we apply this verse to marriage since it goes on with the creation of Eve, the help meet (suitable) for Adam, but I believe we can take this personally as well.
It’s not good to be alone.
Being alone leads to sadness, depression, temptation, self-pity…
My admonition for you in 2022 is to surround yourself with people. You say, but I’m an introvert. Yeah, so am I. Take time to be alone and recharge your batteries. Meditate on God’s word.
But also surround yourself with people who will lift you up emotionally and spiritually. Encouragers. Helps. Cheer-you-uppers. Don’t let yourself get bogged down in aloneness. If you can’t get out because of quarantine or lock downs, use the resources God has given us with video calls and (gasp) the telephone. You know, even a text or messenger conversation can lift my spirits and be spiritually encouraging to me. I’m blessed when I’m blessing others. And isn’t that one of my prayers this year—that God would bless me? He can do that as I encourage others. But I can’t do that if I don’t allow myself to be around other people.
So, despite everything that’s going on, don’t be alone.
It’s not good.