"You need not cry very loud; He is nearer to us than we are aware of." - Brother Lawrence quote image via Under God's Mighty Hand

The Sometimes Good from Lonely {Five Minute Friday}

I used to avoid “alone” time. As though alone always meant lonely.

“Alone” time is now a gift itself. A few minutes to clean up my cluttered brain like I straighten the physical clutter around our house. Gather, categorize, organize, act, renew and refresh.

A gift, indeed. Maybe it’s from having young kids who make sure you never have to spend a moment alone. (I’d take that over not having them any day. They’re big grace-gifts.) Maybe it’s from embracing my real introverted state.

Or maybe it’s from realizing I always have God to talk to and be with.

He hears. He holds. He loves.

Even when I question. Even when I’m frustrated. Even when I’m impatient. Even when I forget.

Sometimes I need alone time to remember that truth.

Sometimes I need to feel lonely to remember it more.

“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.” – Psalm 107:1

"You need not cry very loud; He is nearer to us than we are aware of." - Brother Lawrence quote image via Under God's Mighty Hand

Today, I’ve joined Lisa-Jo for Five Minute Friday. Five minutes where we “just write without worrying if it’s just right or not.” No editing or backtracking! Join in on the Five Minute fun, won’t you? This week’s prompt is “lonely.”

Five Minute Friday

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How have you seen good from being lonely or alone? Also, if you like printable images like these, would you let me know so I know if it’s useful?

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2 thoughts on “The Sometimes Good from Lonely {Five Minute Friday}

  1. Amy

    So sorry it has taken me this long to stop by and visit my #FMF neighbor today. I too am learning to love my alone time. Since my kids are almost grown I my alone times are coming more often but I am loving them.

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