Cope: Solitude

**John 14-16

God asks us to walk through storms we sometimes do not understand, though he knows the purpose. Jesus, like any other human, was called to walk through storms, the only difference being that he knew the purpose. Yet still he needed to cope, and he modeled the coping mechanism of solitude.

Jesus experienced all the worry, anxiety, sadness, and pain of any human. Solitude was one of many ways he coped. It’s important to note that in solitude we are not truly alone. Jesus sought solitude to be alone with his Father, and now He is with us in our solitude.

But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. ~Matthew 6:6