In Touch Devotional By Dr Charles Stanley

In Touch Devotional 29th March 2024 || Never Really Alone


In Touch Devotional 29th March 2024 || Never Really Alone


You are welcome to Today’s In Touch Daily Devotional written by Dr Charles Stanley and published by In Touch Ministry. Charles F. Stanley is the founder of In Touch Ministries and a New York Times best-selling author. He demonstrates a keen awareness of people’s needs and provides Christ-centered biblically-based principles for everyday life.

Today’s Topic: Never Really Alone

Solitude provides the space for us to hear our Savior’s loving voice.

Scripture: Psalm 139:7-10; Psalm 23:1-4

7 Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?

8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.

9 If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;

10 Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.

1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

In Touch Devotional 29th March 2024 Message

Jesus occasionally went off by Himself, leaving even His disciples behind. We might consider this His recharging time—when the Lord regrouped after the intensity of ministry. But Jesus’ purpose was not really to be alone but to find space to meet and be with His Father. For Him (and for us), that’s the real promise of solitude: a quiet that allows us to hear God’s voice.

We live in a world bristling with noise, so finding solitude is essential. However, we shouldn’t assume that we’ll be alone, not if we pursue the kind of solitude Jesus sought. The psalmist writes, “Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence?” (139:7-8). The answer is, nowhere. And this is a good thing. Anywhere he might try to escape from God—high, low, and everywhere in between—God is there. And He’s not only present but also engaged: “Even there Your hand will lead me, and Your right hand will take hold of me” (v. 10).

Plenty of people want time to focus on themselves—in other words, “me time.” But as Christians, we must pursue the kind of solitude that removes distractions and makes space for us to encounter the Lord.

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In Touch Devotional 29th March 2024 || Never Really Alone

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