Morning Morsels 003: Seek Solitude

Find solace when life gets too stressful.

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Shalom, and happy morning to you. Many times, life can be filled with situations that push you to the brink of impatience, force sadness on you, or simply drive you near outright mad. Usually these situations arise from outside forces, such as people in your life, be they immediate family members, co-workers, other associates, or even strangers—essentially, anyone who has access to you. People can place demands on us that feel extremely burdensome; or they tend to load us down with their problems, filling our ears with gripes and various and sundry life dramas, all the while neglecting to consider that we might have problems of our own.

Now, being Torah-centered servants of Yah, we must strive to be selfless, being open to the needs of our fellow neighbor, but that duty, thanks to Yah’s mercy, has its limits. When looking at Yeshua’s own life, we have a clear picture, by way of example, as to how we are to treat these stressful situations, and it involves some alone time; well, alone time with Yah.

While Yeshua was obligated to give sight to the blind, make the lame walk, and cleanse lepers, sometimes those demands wore on him, particularly when the crowds, hearing of his fame, would press him for more healing. He even instructed some people to not report his acts, but we are told:

15 . . . despite Yeshua’s instructions, the report of his power spread even faster, and vast crowds came to hear him preach and to be healed of their diseases. 16 But Yeshua often withdrew to the wilderness (or solitary, desolate, lonely places) for prayer.

—Luke 5:15 – 16

Keywords: praying in secret, solitary prayer, solitude, stress relief, morning morsels, living hebrew, kingdom preppers, daily devotion, growing up Hebrew, guh

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