Dealing With Difficulties “Loneliness”

Dealing with Difficulties – Loneliness

Our Lord and Friend wants to have an intimate relationship with us; we are created to have relationship with others.

Loneliness causes us to seek out relationship. It’s a feeling that speaks to our deep hunger to belong and be known. Sometimes we may feel embarrassed or ashamed, or we think there’s something wrong with us for experiencing loneliness. In truth, loneliness is the gift that speaks to how much is right with us while also pointing to how much has gone wrong. Because of loneliness, we inescapably desire relationship with ourselves, others, and God. Loneliness also points to how often we distance ourselves from all three vital forms of relationship.

By acknowledging our loneliness and surrendering it the God, we can find things like closeness, warmth, tenderness, intimacy and love with ourselves, others, and God. Holy Spirit is our Helper and He can lead us to relationships so we can grow and belong.

Singleness and loneliness. At times our culture seems to glamorise and idolise romance and marriage; and the beauty and benefits of singleness can be overlooked. We are all created with a purpose and Father God has good plans for each individual. We are designed for relationship, though not necessarily marriage. With the absence of responsibility from marriage, one may have the capacity and freedom to spread impact, time and energy to more people; invest in friends, family or communities to a deeper degree.

Loneliness can be a painful place to be, so let’s look at some scriptures that can help us all deal with this difficult issue.

Psalm 37 : 4 “Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart”.

Psalm 68 verse 6 tells us “He sets the solitary in families”.

John 14:23 “Jesus answered and said to him, ‘If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him’”. When we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour, we are adopted into the family of God, (Ephesians 1:5); accepted in the Beloved. (Ephesians 1:6).

Our Lord and Friend wants to come and live in our hearts – no one is closer than that. How amazing! We were created for communion with Him, and in His Presence we will always be made welcome.

God Bless.


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