Easter is a time of recompense and joy.
It's the single day that defines what it is to be a Christian. His death was for our sins, but His resurrection was for His glory. However, even during this season of joy and excitement, there are people who suffer from solitude and loneliness. But how can we feel lonely and joyless during a time of intimacy and thankfulness with God you ask? The answer is easy. We're human and as Alexander Pope phrased it "to err is human; to forgive, divine". Cliches are cliche for a reason, but God's unending grace and mercy is our saving redemption.
Life is lived in seasons and sometimes your season enters a very cold, seemingly endless winter. During that time, all feels bleak and barren, dead in places and very lonely. There are times when many who previously vowed to stand with you, by you and help you are the first ones to leave you, curse you, forsake and actually shun you. It's quite a rude awakening being left in the cold for dead by those you may have stood with during their winter season. I’m reminded that such times as these evoke the awfully similar situation of Job and especially of Mrs. Job and his friends who judged him by his present situation and actually wrote him off by telling him to “curse God and die!”
However, if you are currently experiencing a terribly painful, jobless, loveless, and shameful season in your life, I'd like to encourage you to stand firm in the truth that God “would never leave us or forsake us.” We must eagerly await as if spring is coming, and take faith in such hope!
Spring must inevitably come despite what your naysayers speak forth.
Spring must come despite how dire and impossible your circumstances may appear in reality and on paper.
Spring must come even to those who have been labeled unlovable, untrustworthy, not "spouse" material, not the right standard or qualifications and experience for that job, not good enough, or whatever your issues have been or presently are.
But the thing is, Spring has come, and new life has sprung!
We eagerly anticipate to see all of it blossom soon; Christ is here with us, and will be back with us.
Personally, God has come through for me like many waters at Baal Perazim: David’s victory over the Philistines. I have seen the goodness of The Lord in the land of the living, may you see it too in your life.
Greater Things have yet to come.
Greater Things are still to be done here.