The Bible in Genesis 13:14 states that Lot separated from Abram, his uncle, to settle the strife that had arisen between his herdmen and his uncle’s, upon Abram’s plea to not be in conflict within the family. Come to think of it, this was Abram’s second time being separated from his own (family) for the Lord had once before told Abram to leave his father’s house, his relatives and go to the land that God was going to show him (Genesis 12:1) and after Abram’s father’s death, Abram left his family in Haran where he had dwelt with his father and separated from his living relatives (Genesis 12:4), journeying to where God was leading him.
Separation from family members usually result in a sense of loneliness and in some cases despair, but here we see that after the separation, the voice of the Lord was heard by Abram, with blessing, and where the Lord is, there is no loneliness.
Points to ponder:
Are you feeling lonely and left all alone? Death or divorce could have caused that separation and when our very own leave us, we feel lonely with a sense of despair, but we can take solace in the fact, the Lord will never leave us nor forsake us. After any separation, let us incline your ear, for we may hear the voice of the Lord with a blessing for our life. There is no loneliness when the Lord is with you.
Genesis 13:14 (KJV)
14 And the Lord said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward: