There are times in life when we choose to go it alone because we believe there is no one to turn to. Our first response to a difficult situation is often to react and make snap decisions. However, our best response should always be to turn to the Lord and seek His guidance.
All believers need encouragement in difficult seasons of our lives. Many times, that strength may come from another person—maybe a friend or just someone who cares enough to get involved. But other times, nobody is available. Perhaps no one is on your side of a conflict. Or maybe the situation is simply too personal to share with anyone else. And sometimes a wound is so deep it can only be healed alone in God’s presence. That’s why it’s important that you and I know how to encourage ourselves spiritually. Although we need fellowship, the foundation of the Christian life is a personal relationship with God. Every believer should know how to find encouragement directly from the Lord.