This photo was taken a while ago on a visit to an island that had been changed back to the 1800′s.
The woman pictured captured my attention because she had pulled herself far away from the happy festivities occurring on the island.
She appeared to be looking out to the distant river, not caring about what was going on around her. Lost in her own thoughts, in her own little world. There seemed to be a sense of loneliness about her position as she sat there.
Not wanting to interfere, I felt the need to pray for her. “LORD, you promised never to leave nor forsake us, you heal the broken-hearted and binds up their wounds. we are told to fear not, for you are with us; we are not to be dismayed, for you are our God; you will strengthen us, you will help us, you promised to uphold us with your righteous right hand. I pray that you will cover the needs of the person before me, set a hedge of protection around her and bring her peace and comfort.” AMEN
I am also reminded of an old Negro spiritual sung by Mahalia Jackson – You’ll Never Walk Alone. Take a listen.
This post was in response to Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge: Loneliness. See others here.
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!