I Feel Alone

Then everyone deserted him and fled. – Mark14:50

Jesus had just come from the most intense time of prayer to date in the Garden of Gethsemane. He took a break from praying and returned to Peter, James, and John. My guess is hat Jesus was hoping to find them praying with the same intensity as Jesus. Instead of finding three friends engaged in an intense spiritual battle, he found them sleeping. That had to be a kick in the gut.

Jesus is soon surrounded by guards. They come and arrest him. The disciples leave. Everyone of them. Jesus was without human companionship at a most crucial time. Another kick.

Sometimes I wonder if Jesus can really identify with some of my struggles. Among other things, I wonder of he can really understand what it is to feel alone and abandoned. I don’t feel much a sense of being totally alone. I have in the past. In those times, can he really identify with what I am feeling? He can.

Maybe it is in the pressures of life that I can be the closest to Christ. in suffering, I meet the one who suffered.

“For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are–yet was without sin.” – Hebrews 4:15 (NIV)

You understand our temptations as well as the feeling of being alone.

Jesus, somehow just knowing that you experienced some of the same challenges that I face gives me hops. Thank you for intentionally walking into those times so that you might understand the human experience.

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3 thoughts on “I Feel Alone

  1. I just read that chapter today (Hebrews 4).

    Lord, I pray that in the times where it seems so hard to continue on, that we would trust in You. I pray we would run to You, for You do understand more than we ever could. Thank You also for not making light of our struggles, as if we were weak to fail, but that You come alongside us and help us — knowing that the struggle is real for us, and that it’s not always that easy to simply quit. On our path towards becoming more like You and building our relationship with You, may these bumps help us to draw near instead of push us away. Thank You for crossing the gap and making it possible to connect with You. I pray You would help us all to draw very near during “defeat” this week. Amen.

  2. Scott,

    I tried to comment on the “seeing clearly” post but it doesn’t seem to have made it to the list.

    Having read this one, I have to say thankyou. You have a “David” like quality about you. Clearly there’s a real love for Jesus in you and a passion to share the experience of this love with others – real worship leader passions.

    Blessings to you.

  3. Yes, I too, can relate with feel al alone and as if no one is there. I believe that is part of life, maybe one of the challenges… to see if we can make it through when we think no one is there. I don’t know. For me, like many others, the lonelyness hits and when it does it hits hard. However, as we are the believing body we need to always remember that we are never alone and, some how, let others know that when they are feeling this way there is One who knows and understands!