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Dennis Metsker 

Senior Pastor

Chris Metsker 

Wife

“God places the lonely in families; he sets the prisoners free and gives them joy. But he makes the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.”

‭‭Psalms‬ ‭68‬:‭6‬ ‭NLT‬‬

 

For a long time I lived in that sun-scorched land.

While solitude is a beautiful thing that can build our intimacy with God, we must take care not to slip into isolation. Isolation can make us susceptible to depression. We need to realize that we need people.

No matter how well we do by ourself, there are moments in our life when we can’t do it alone.

We have to create a balance and know when to ask for help from the right people.

God created us as relational beings and for fellowship. We all need a place where we feel a sense of belonging.

 

Psalm 68:6 says: “God places the lonely in families.”

 

The family is not necessarily biological or marital. We are all members of God’s universal family.

It is a privilege to be interconnected with other Christians who can help us grow in our personal and spiritual lives within a safe environment. We should desire to become part of the community that God has created for us.

 

“There are “friends” who destroy each other, but a real friend sticks closer than a brother.”

‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭18‬:‭24‬ ‭NLT‬‬

 

Finding the right community is essential. Identify a safe environment where you are accepted for who you are and where you can grow. Be selective of the company you keep. Surround yourself with people who see your value as a child of God, who recognize your unique gifts, and who genuinely love you for who you are.

 

Lord God,

Thank You for putting me in the middle of a bunch of good people.

Thank You for giving me the desire to get involved in the communities You’ve put me in.

It’s not about what others can do for me however; there are times I need help but it is about what I can do for others in my church, CR, NA, AA , neighborhood or town.

Thank You for putting me here.

Amen

 

“Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony.

And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.”

‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3‬:‭14‬-‭15‬ ‭NLT‬‬