I've been friended on Facebook, followed on Twitter and connected on LinkedIn. I get texts and e-mails, comments and tweets. I've been searched for and requested. I've been recommended and suggested. I even get letters in envelopes now and again.

I've got a phone at my house and one at my office. I've got a cell phone that goes just about everywhere I go. I can use my computer to talk with people as well.

We have so many ways to stay connected today. Yet more people every day find themselves alone and isolated. When it comes time to share the things that matter, they can't seem to find anyone that wants to listen.

There are plenty of people with whom we can talk about politics or sports. Our old friends love remembering our school days and the things we did way back when. But when it comes time to open our heart, where can we go?

Let me suggest that you look to God. Let me use some words from  Psalm 139 to help me explain why:

O LORD, you have searched me and you know me.

You know when I sit and when I rise;

You perceive my thoughts from afar.

You discern my going out and my lying down;

You are familiar with all my ways.

Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O LORD (Psalms 139:1-4).

God knows me and understands me. He knows what I want to say even when I don't know how to say it.

Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?

If I go up to the heavens, you are there;

If I make my bed in the depths, you are there.

If I rise on the wings of the dawn,

If I settle on the far side of the sea,

Even there your hand will guide me,

Your right hand will hold me fast.

If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,"

Even the darkness will not be dark to you;

The night will shine like the day,

For darkness is as light to you (Psalms 139:7-12).

No matter where I am, I don't have to be alone. God is there. Distance means nothing to Him. Darkness isn't a problem. God is always there for me.

You need a relationship with God
For you created my inmost being;

You knit me together in my mother's womb.

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;

Your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place.

When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body.

All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be (Psalms 139:13-16).

I don't have to worry about how I look. I don't have to lose weight to please God. I don't have to wear the right clothes nor have the right hairstyle. God knows me better than I know myself.

God understands me. He is always with me. And He loves me just as I am. I may not find Him on Facebook nor follow Him on Twitter. But I can have a relationship with Him that goes beyond what I can have with anyone here on earth.

You need a relationship with God. If you don't have one, let me help you come to know Him. Write to me at tarcher@heraldoftruth.orgor visit our website: www.hopeforlife.org.

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