We care about what others are going through and we want to help, so we have a tendency to think of isolating as a bad thing. But, is it?
He reminded me that I withdraw so I can better hear Him because I desire true solace that only He, God Almighty, can provide me.
Even Jesus Christ often withdrew to lonely, wilderness places (Luke 5:16). He took Himself away from His closest companions and their opinions to seek the Wisdom of His Father. He sought the peace that came from those cloistered-in moments.
Our Father speaks in a still, small voice. How can we hear Him in our troubled moments if our mouth is flapping and our ears are hearing all kinds of outward noise?
So, I withdraw from others to be sequestered in with my Abba.
Come to Me all who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest. ~ Jesus Christ as recorded in Matthew 11:28The next time we think someone who is isolating themselves is not doing a good thing, may we realize that maybe they are teaching us a valuable life lesson.
Because of Him and Unto Him,