Lonely, But Never Alone

Michael Beck

“… Nevertheless I am continually with thee: thou hast holden me by my right hand.” (Psalm 73:23)

I did not realize how profoundly alone I was until the Lord revealed to me His love for me. I went from being in a dark room to a room suddenly filled with light. I went from wondering whether I would be okay to knowing all would be well.

God knew that for Adam to go through life without a companion would not be good. He made a woman from his side and she became his help meet. She indeed helped meet his need for companionship. But his desire for unity with her also led him astray.

After I got saved I no longer was obsessed with finding that special someone. I knew I had found the pearl of great price and my relationship with the Lord became the consuming passion and greatest delight of my life. I spent most of my twenties zealously serving the Lord. I began to learn how to walk through life with Him by my side. It was me and Jesus all the way.

When I was 27 the Lord brought my Eve into my life. She has been my wonderful traveling companion for over thirty years. She is a virtuous woman whose price is far above rubies. My heart safely trusts in her. She has done me good and not evil all the days of our life together. But for all the blessedness of our union she remains my secondary companion. I can still say: “Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.” (Psalm 73:25)

Should my wife depart this life before me I will be able to say that the eternal God remains my refuge and underneath me are His everlasting arms. He will never leave me, nor forsake me. He has been my trust from my youth and when I am old and grayheaded he will yet be with me. I am not and will never be alone. I may feel lonely; I may miss the warmth of a human hand in mine, but the Lord is my shepherd and I shall never want companionship. His rod and His staff will always comfort me. I will be more than okay. Goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell with my chief Companion forever.

Michael Beck is a pastor in the Dallas, TX area and the main author on Signpost. Receive a daily devotional he publishes every morning via email.