There are many Baptist congregations today in Myanmar (formerly Burma) that trace their lineage to the work of missionary Adoniram Judson. He translated the Bible and created a dictionary to establish literacy. But, in spite of his kingdom work, Adoniram Judson died alone at sea in 1850. Accompanied by one friend, Judson was sailing in search of medical help for himself. Dying before reaching the help he needed, Judson was buried at sea.

If you are a Christ-follower you know that Adoniram Judson did not die alone.  Why, he could have been the only person on the ship and still he would not have been alone.  Assuredly, he likely echoed the words of David who said, “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for thou art with me…” (Psalm 23:4).  We will inevitably find ourselves alone at some point in life.  Though a Christian can be by themselves they are never alone.  Feelings of loneliness should not deceive us into thinking no one is with us. The presence of God, based on the promises in His Word, means we are never truly alone.  Someone aptly said, “The problem with being atheist is you have no one to talk to when you’re alone.”

Hebrews 13:5 promises that God will “never leave nor forsake us.”  So if you are by yourself—or feel like you are—reach out to the One who has promised never to leave you or forsake you.