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