I am in pain and I am lonely. I tried reaching out to one friend, but it wasn't a good time for her. I realized it wasn't a good time for any of my other friends either. Even if I tried to reach out to someone else, I believe my efforts would be thwarted, for it's in my desolation that the Lord whispers for me to turn to Him and find my comfort at His feet. As the in the book of the prophet Hosea, the Lord draws her out in the desert and there He woos her. It's in the desert I realize how truly sweet the Living Water is. So this is what I will intentionally remember tonight and recall later on: When I feel this deep loneliness inside of me, it's a beckon to return to the feet of my Lord and commune with Him.