How God Is In Our Loneliness
Have you ever woken up knowing that your life is full of things you love, and yet your enthusiasm is lacking? Has your heart ever felt heavy and ‘blah’ even though you’re blessed with loved ones, neighbors, and friends?
Loneliness. It can happen when you spend your days surrounded by little people (or big people), only to go to bed, wake up, and repeat. The routines of life can sometimes pull us down.
Often, it’s not even your circumstances creating loneliness—it’s the state of your heart. Spouses and children are a constant reminder of grace and love…yet you still ache for something. Scrolling through social media can tangle your thoughts in knots.
Find hope in the Psalms by remembering God’s faithfulness.
David, who penned over 73 chapters of the Psalms, identifies with your loneliness. As a book of songs, the Psalms offer a breadth and depth of varied emotions. Some of the songs in Psalms were sung publicly, some privately. Some were written by worship leaders for the temple. Others were written by Moses and Solomon. David, however, is the Psalms’ main author. And although he had great talent, he struggled with deep spiritual battles.
David may have felt the loneliness of being the youngest. His enemies even appeared in his own house when his son rebelled against him.
In fact, David felt the sting of depression and loneliness many times. Yet his response is the same one available to you: to remember. Remember truths about God and call to Him during your times of sorrow. Find your cure for loneliness in Him.
Don’t listen to the lies that surface in times of loneliness.
Loneliness lies. When it creeps up, you could be surrounded by people in a coffee shop with tears right behind your eyes. Even the act of holding back tears back causes aching pain. ….. Read the rest of the article here.
God hears us. (Psalm 102:1-7)
God leads us and guides us. (Psalm 23)
God gives the lonely a family. (Psalm 68:6)
God will always have our backs. (Psalm 27:10)
God is gracious to us. (Psalm 25:16)
God heals us. (Psalm 147:3)
Why not face loneliness with a reading plan in the book of Psalms designed especially for the lonely at heart? There are seventy passages you can read to provide a path in the dark from loneliness to light. Download it for here for free.
Sarah E. Frazer is a writer and Bible study mentor at sarahefrazer.com. She is the wife of Jason and mother of five who all serve as full-time missionaries in Honduras. Her passion is to encourage women to fall in love with the Bible. Sarah is the author of several Bible study resources for women. She shares tools for deep-rooted Bible study at sarahefrazer.com. Follow her on Instagram (http://www.instagram.com/sarah_e_frazer) and join her free prayer challenge at sarahefrazer.com/prayer