In moments of sadness and happiness, we always need someone’s company to be with us.
‘Companion’ in its verb form could be ‘accompany’ with whom one spends lots of time with or travel with. Synonyms of ‘companionship’ are friendship, acquaintance, togetherness, and many more.
We do know that God is always with us. His abiding grace is sufficient. But many times, we cannot feel His companion right away. To feel it, first, we need to empty ourselves and give Him, His much deserved, space. Surely, He will make us whole again.
Let me share you part of my journal entry.
June 14, 2017 14:00
As usual, some unwanted occurrence visited me. This time, it’s a bit harder. But I try to let it pass as soon as possible. It might be due to the change in weather condition, I guess, as it happened before.
We were at home with my two little children. I let them know of my situation and that God’s abiding grace will be with us.
I kneel down to pray sliding on our bed. My eyes got a bit blurry but I was fine. My little ones did not want to disturb me.
They came, and as we pray, I hold them in my arms – one on my left and the other on my right. I told them to put their holy hands on my head and pray for me too. And they did!
“Heal my daddy’s head inside-out. Please give daddy longevity. That, we will live together for a long time. We love him very much!”
On hearing their prayer, it gives me new strength and I was filled with tears of happiness. It gives me strength to carry on.
Then I resume my prayer and thank God for everything. His companionship came in the form of my own children today! I am really hopeful that my God would consider their request.
We cannot, always, have the same strength as yesterday’s. It might be due to different reasons. Small things, for some other persons, can still let us down. As long as we are breathing, it will exist.
When we were discouraged and disturbed, we want companion, at least. But, if you’re like me, we don’t want to let loose our mind and everything either.
For us, we waited some years for the arrival of our first child. He became my best companion till date. Many times before, he took care of me. Since we are living in a city very far away from home, we need each other the most.
Today, in what form do you get your companion – that, I did not know. However, our heavenly father is and was so kind to be with us. It is just that we don’t have time to realize His presence.
It reminded me of how Elisha was prompted to ask God to open the eyes of his servant to see ‘the invisibles’! (Read 2 Kings 6: 14-17)
In moments of loneliness and helplessness, several times, we wanted to see ‘the invisibles’, if you’re like me. For a person who easily gets disturbed because of the long-suffering and not living the dream, we wanted to feel His presence, His abiding companionship, every day and every hour.
For the wandering mind, the companionship of someone is most needed. For the insecure at heart, it gives relief with someone’s mere companion. That is one among the JOY of living with an abiding grace.
Do not fear. He will keep you safe and sound, in His companionship.s