A Walk of Aloneness

A. W. Tozer writes in his book From Man - The Dwelling Place of God in Ch 39 titled -The Saint Must Walk Alone

The loneliness of the Christian results from his walk with God in an ungodly world, a walk that must often take him away from the fellowship of good Christians as well as from that of the unregenerate world. His God-given instincts cry out for companionship with others of his kind, others who can understand his longings, his aspirations, his absorption in the love of Christ; and because within his circle of friends there are so few who share his inner experiences he is forced to walk alone.

The unsatisfied longings of the prophets for human understanding caused them to cry out in their complaint, and even our Lord Himself suffered in the same way.
The man [or woman] who has passed on into the divine Presence in actual inner experience will not find many who understand him. He finds few who care to talk about that which is the supreme object of his interest, so he is often silent and preoccupied in the midst of noisy religious shoptalk. For this he earns the reputation of being dull and over-serious, so he is avoided and the gulf between him and society widens.

He searches for friends upon whose garments he can detect the smell of myrrh and aloes and cassia out of the ivory palaces, and finding few or none he, like Mary of old, keeps these things in his heart.

It is this very loneliness that throws him back upon God. His inability to find human companionship drives him to seek in God what he can find nowhere else."

Oh God of heaven, you alone understand the depths of emotions that so often fills my soul. Thank you for allowing me a week of connecting with true sisters of the heart. Thank you for the gift of a sister who walks with me in understanding. Father there truly are so few, but I treasure the rare gifts as you bring them.


  1. This is so true. What we experience in His presence cannot really be put into words. Our family doesn't understand us. Our friends don't understand us. There can be such an intimacy that it can't even be shared with our Christian sisters. We are alone. He has us right were He wants us. And He is enough.

    Love you, my new sister.

  2. I can so relate with you and with these words that you have shared... how wonderful that these lonely feelings end up driving us right back to God.

    I am so glad that you have been able to connect with true sisters of the heart, what a blessing!

    I think I may need to read that book next... have a wonderful weekend!


  3. It is a lonely walk. He puts us in a place where we will rely only on Him. It is a place of rejection, hurts, and disappointment, where He is the balm that soothes our very souls. Our comfort comes in knowing He loves us and walks with us every step of the way.


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