People may be going through loneliness for many different reasons. Family could have moved away, kids off to school or a death of a loved one. One thing to remember is that God is always with you regardless of your situation.
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Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. – 1 Peter 5:7
Carrying your worries, stresses and daily struggles by yourself shows that you have not trusted God fully with your life. Don’t submit to the circumstances, but to the Lord who controls all circumstances including the reason why you may feel lonely.
For the sake of his great name the Lord will not reject his people, because the Lord was pleased to make you his own. – 1 Samuel 12:22
God chose Israel because He wanted them to be a channel of his blessings to all people… Not because they deserved it. The same goes for you. He wants to allow his blessings to flow through you to others. He also chose you because of His great love for you.
I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken. – Psalm 16:8
By saying I will not be shaken, David was talking about the unique sense of security that believers have in God. We are secure, protected, and loved by God. He can fill our hearts and cure the feeling of loneliness.
Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. – Psalm 37:4
To delight in someone means to experience great pleasure and joy in his or her presence. This happens only when we know that person well. Knowledge of Gods great love for us will give us delight.
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. – Psalm 147:3
If you are feeling lonely because you are heart broken, just know that God gives this specific promise to you. He will heal your broken heartedness.
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. – Isaiah 41:10
All believers are God’s chosen people, and share the responsibility of representing him to the world. We need not to feel lonely because of three reasons.
- God is with us
- God has established a relationship with us through Jesus
- God gives us assurance of his strength, help and victory over sin and death
Though my father and mother forsake me, the Lord will receive me. – Psalm 27:10
Many have had the sad experience of being forsaken by father or mother. God can take that place in your life, fill that void and heal the hurt. He can also direct us to other people who can take up the role of father or mother.
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. – Romans 8:38-39
This is the confidence we need to fill in our hearts if we are feeling lonely. We need to assure ourselves that there is nothing that can separate us from Gods Love.
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” – Matthew 28:19-20
These verses are in the last chapter of Matthew and it’s called the Great Commission… where Jesus is sending out his followers to introduce others to Christ. If after all of this that you still feel lonely, then go out and make disciples. If you feel lonely, then by evangelizing, you will eventually meet people who will want to have a relationship with you because you lead them to Christ. When you look at this verse like this, it’s very practical and accomplishes the great Commission and cures loneliness. The other thing that cures loneliness is prayer, So let’s do that now.