WEB Notes: I can see a lot of people feeling this way. In my mind this letter is a good description of,

Revelation 10:9
9 “And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey.”

The Word of God is so sweet when we understand the in-depth truths. But after it settles it becomes bitter for the reasons outlined in the letter below. But there is no reason to get down on yourself or be sad. Instead rejoice understanding,

John 16:33
33 “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”

Christ has overcome the world, Christ has overcome death! (This word “tribulation” simply means “trouble”.)

1 Corinthians 15:57
57 “But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

In the end my friends, we have the victory through Christ. We are on the winning side so there is nothing to fear or be sad about. If we keep our faith, trust and hope in the Lord we will inherit the Everlasting Kingdom of our Father (Daniel 7:18)!

Beacons of Light

“The loneliness of the Christian results from his walk with God in an ungodly world, a walk that must often take him away from the fellowship of good Christians as well as from that of the unregenerate world. His God-given instincts cry out for companionship with others of his kind, others who can understand his longings, his aspirations, his absorption in the love of Christ; and because within his circle of friends there are so few who share his inner experiences he is forced to walk alone.

The unsatisfied longings of the prophets for human understanding caused them to cry out in their complaint, and even our Lord Himself suffered in the same way.

The man [or woman] who has passed on into the divine Presence in actual inner experience will not find many who understand him. He finds few who care to talk about that which is the supreme object of his interest, so he is often silent and preoccupied in the midst of noisy religious shoptalk. For this he earns the reputation of being dull and over-serious, so he is avoided and the gulf between him and society widens.

He searches for friends upon whose garments he can detect the smell of myrrh and aloes and cassia out of the ivory palaces, and finding few or none he, like Mary of old, keeps these things in his heart.

It is this very loneliness that throws him back upon God. His inability to find human companionship drives him to seek in God what he can find nowhere else.”

— A. W. Tozer



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