Pristine Grace

Solitude!
by Eileen Beckett

Solitude!

It’s most comforting to enjoy one’s solitude, it is even desirous amidst this fast paced life we live today. Have you noticed that solitude is really always there in our minds? We live secluded in our minds regardless of the activity we are participating in, be it work, play or any activity! Conversations swirl around us and we lend an ear but our thoughts can be elsewhere, engaged in deeper thought or meaning and is the solitude of the mind.

1 Corinthians 2:11a “For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? 

Solitude is different than loneliness although outwardly they can appear as the same. Loneliness is when you feel as if something is missing, solitude for me is the inner man at rest while alone, satisfied and peaceful in my thoughts. 

Psalm 63:5 “My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips:

My morning has been one of joyful solitude and I always thank the Lord for times like these for I am renewed and refreshed. 

Isaiah 35:1 “The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad……..and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose”

Grace and Peace!