Saturday, February 09, 2013

God’s Promises: What to Do When You Feel Lonely

~~ Hebrews13:5 (NIV) ~~  Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”


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It doesn’t matter if you’re young or old, married or single, or somewhere in between; just about everyone knows the feeling of being alone.  At one point or another in our lives we know what it is to feel lonely, if even only for a short time or among a crowd.  But don’t fear because God has made some promises that can relieve you of this

Loneliness is a Huge Weight
It’s difficult because we were made for relationship; with each other and with God.    Sometimes I’ve been so lonely that it’s caused physical pain.  Deep inside I can completely understand when I hear stories of someone dying of a broken heart.  I know that many of you now that feeling as well. 

I could give you the normal advice that others give on this issue.  Such as “Cheer up.  Think about positive things”, “Get a pet”, “Make more friends”, “Keep the TV or radio on for company”, “Read more”, “Get out more”, “Exercise more”, and the list goes on.  Granted all of these things can help, but at the end of the day it’s a temporary fix. 

Turn to God’s Word
The one thing you can do to avoid loneliness is turn to God’s Word, the Bible.  God makes so many promises that you can’t feel alone.  Here are some of God’s promises about feeling lonely:
  • Hebrews13:5 - Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”
  • Isaiah41:10 - 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.
  • Psalm147:3 - He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
  • Deuteronomy4:31 - For the Lord your God is a merciful God; he will not abandon or destroy you or forget the covenant with your ancestors, which he confirmed to them by oath.
  • 1 Peter 5:7 - Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
  • Psalm 46:1 - God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
He Will Not Leave You
God is with us every minute of every day.  He wants your company as much as you want company.  He loves you so much that he gave His only Son to die for you.  Don’t turn Him away when you’re feeling lonely. 

Let’s Pray
 ~~ Dear God ~~  Awesome, wonderful, loving Father, sometimes I forget about you when I am alone.  Please forgive me.  Thank You for loving me and never giving up on me.  I want a relationship with You too.  Please help me develop a strong relationship with You so that you are not only my Father, but my best Friend as well.  In Jesus name, AMEN.

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18 comments:

  1. Love, love, love, dear Carley! Your devotion brought to mind the song:
    Turn your eyes upon Jesus
    look full in His wonderful face
    and the things of earth will grow strangely dim
    in the light of His glory and grace
    Thanks for your take on God's promise. Hug, hug -- Ejoy-Evelyn

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    1. I know that song. Thanks for the feedback. Many blessings to you. HUGS.

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    2. Dear God I feel so alone.My husband is always gone for work I only see him on weekends and now work is forcing to do thease as well. I do not feel that I have anyone in my life.

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  2. Thanks for sharing and love the rose

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  3. Quote: "Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better."─Henry Rollins

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  4. 63KEEPONGOINGFebruary 11, 2013

    Awesome

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  5. thank you so much I read archie comics now Hug

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  10. Well to me Loneliness is like cancer, but cancer kills you much quicker and faster when Loneliness is a very slow and painful death since you have no one to share your life with.

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