Lonely Eyes

My eyes are ever toward the LORD, for He will pluck my feet out of the net.

Psalm 25:15

I was reading the other day and this verse jumped out at me. Also the next verse...
Turn to me and be gracious to me. for I am lonely and afflicted.

Psalm 25:16

That's when it clicked. A realization I've had before but nonetheless need to "re-realize".

The only way to overcome loneliness is to fix my eyes ever toward the Lord.

It's a weird feeling: knowing loneliness. I think the awkwardness started with Adam & Eve hiding in the garden. They were with each other ... but they were still lonely. This disproves the thought that being in a relationship with someone would overcome the feeling of loneliness. That's the net I'm caught in: believing someone else can rescue me. The truth is ... no one else can. It doesn't matter how much I look to others, even for socially acceptable affirmation, what they have to give will never be enough for me. My only escape is to fix my eyes on Jesus, for He will pluck my feet from the net.

Murray Hill

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