Isolation can be a burden
For many in society;
Since the loneliness is a heavy cup
And in a position most would rather not be.
Isolation has many barriers;
Physical, mental and spiritual too,
It’s restrictive with our movements
And in all we wish to do.
Isolation can cause depression
With feelings of hopelessness;
Much anxiety, fear and insecurity
Where our soul is not at rest.
Isolation has its problems
As frustration can breed violence,
And emotional pain and abuse
Where victims remain silent.
Prolonged isolation is unwise
When it is self-induced;
Since it rages against all wise judgement
And will not produce good fruit.
But although it can be restrictive
Isolation has pros and cons;
It reveals the condition of our heart
And things we’ve worshipped all along.
To isolate for a little while
Can produce much lasting fruit;
It helps us to re-direct priorities
And new habits to recruit.
It’s all in the mind at the end of the day
As to how we process things,
And it affects the result of all decisions
Along with the outcome that it brings.
Isolation can be healthy
When a plague is in the air;
Since it’s a protective mechanism
Whereby diseases are not shared.
Isolation has its time
And when we’re in the wilderness;
It’s where the spiritual matters need attention
And for our soul it can be best.
Jesus faced his isolation
But He spent quality time with the Father;
A man of sorrows in constant prayer
A precious soul like no other.
Isolation is an opportunity
To reflect on God’s righteous ways;
As we evaluate where we stand with Him
And on how we spend our days.
Everything has a positive side
When we look with the correct light,
And scrutinise all the hidden blessings
In all their depth and height.
Isolation should be used wisely
To reflect on important matters,
And when we’re truly content with all we have
This makes our lives sweeter and better.
(C) P.B. 2020
“Better is a dry morsel with quietness, than a house full of feasting with strife.” Proverbs 17:1
“A man who isolates himself seeks his own desire, he rages against all wise judgment.” Proverbs 18:1