Everyone struggles with loneliness at some point. For some of you, you may feel totally isolated, abandoned, and unattached. When people are absent in our lives, we can feel despondent. When we lose people we love or suffer from a relational break-up, loneliness can creep in and consume us. Maybe your children have all grown-up and left the nest, and you feel you’ve lost your purpose. Maybe you are suffering from an illness which has left you feeling unable to be involved in activities. Maybe you just need someone to call your friend.
I want to share some scripture with you. Focus on His word and know God understands loneliness. It is the very reason He promises to never leave us.
Matthew 28:20, “…And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (NIV)
Isaiah 41:10, “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” (NIV)
Psalm 147:3, “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” (NIV)
Psalm 121:1 -2 “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.” (KJV)
1 Peter 5:7, “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” (NIV)
2 Timothy 4:16-17, “At my first defense, no one came to my support, but everyone deserted me. May it not be held against them. But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. And I was delivered from the lion’s mouth.” (NIV)
Psalm 68:6, “God places the lonely in families; he sets the prisoners free and gives them joy.”
May you feel the love of your Heavenly Father today. I pray He fills the voids in your life with a renewed hope.