Posted by: Daniel Comstock | August 16, 2006

Clinging To God in Solitude By Henri Nouwen My 50th Post

When we enter into solitude to be with God alone, we quickly
discover how dependent we are.  Without the many
distractions of our daily lives, we feel anxious and tense.
When nobody speaks to us, calls on us, or needs our help, we
start feeling like nobodies.  Then we begin wondering
whether we are useful, valuable, and significant.  Our
tendency is to leave this fearful solitude quickly and get
busy again to reassure ourselves that we are “somebodies.”
But that is a temptation, because what makes us somebodies
is not other people’s responses to us but God’s eternal love
for us.

To claim the truth of ourselves we have to cling to our God
in solitude as to the One who makes us who we are.

Now that this is done I can say this. It’s My 50th post. I am so happy I have made it this. Thank you so much to all my readers. Hope you’ve enjoyed this post. 

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Responses

  1. Fifty posts. Go Daniel. 🙂

  2. yup i love it


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