I am speaking at a nursing home chapel service later today. So, I thought I’d share the devotion here as well.

I listened to the story of the pilot whose small plane crash landed into Lake Heron. He spent more than 17 hours swimming and treading water until he was rescued. Throughout his ordeal he felt alone and clung to the hope that he would be rescued.

There may be times in your life when you feel alone. Maybe you even feel that God has abandoned you! Our feelings, though, can mislead us from the truth.

When you feel alone, God speaks for you when you don’t know what to say. Paul wrote, “And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words” (Romans 8:26, NLT).

When you feel alone, God works for you to create something good. In Romans 8:28 we read, “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” You may not see the end of this story, but know that God is working on your behalf to create something good from the bad.

Finally, when you feel alone, God fights for you when your fight is gone. Paul said, “What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us?” (Romans 8:31, NLT). God stands between you and the enemy to protect you. He has you in his hand for all of eternity!