Let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good works, not forsaking our own assembling together, as the custom of some is, but exhorting one another; and so much the more, as you see the Day approaching. Hebrews 10:24-25
Have you ever noticed how circumstances seem worse when you are alone? The problems of the world loom like a mountain range. “How will I get through this?,” you wonder.
I believe God gave us a remedy for this — fellowship.
Whether it is spending a few hours with a sister in Christ, gathering with a small group in a home or worshipping in an assembly of almost 500, fellowship is good for the soul. Not only is it good, it is highly advised.
We were created for fellowship, first with God, then, with each other. We weren’t meant to go through life alone. The Bible reminds us of the value of togetherness.
Isolation Versus Fellowship
- Isolation says you are the only one facing whatever it is you are facing
- Fellowship reveals others going through similar situations
- Isolation says there is no way you can get through this
- Fellowship says we can get through this together
- Isolation says the world is too frightening, I don’t have the courage to face it
- Fellowship says when we join together, we can have the courage of warriors
Circumstances seem worse when we are isolated and it is tempting to remain there because it is easy. It doesn’t require much effort. But, if we take that step to reach out in fellowship, even if it is difficult, (even if we are shy and introverted), I believe we will be blessed by comfort and camaraderie.
If you are feeling overwhelmed, I encourage you to reach out in fellowship to someone else. Invite a friend out for coffee, join a small group like a writers group, find a church where you can worship. Above all, know that you are never alone. That is a promise from Jesus himself.