Anything that distracts us from God, causing us to doubt and seek comfort elsewhere is sinful. So if loneliness comes from a place where you have taken your eyes off God, does that make it a sin?
I was holding out for something external to happen to me to give me permission to change. I didn’t even realise that this was an expectation that I had.
Nothing in my circumstances had changed- I was still sitting in the dirt and dust of deep heartache, but for a split second, I felt the smallest amount of joy.
We can run the risk of making a day of rest just another thing to tick off the list. This was never the intention of God.
“Feel the fear and do it anyway”. Every time I read this phrase or say it out loud I envisage a breath being drawn in and then exhaled right where the word “and” appears. It’s as though this word is the turning point.