How can I cope with loneliness?


By BibleAsk Team

Millions, who have experienced loneliness, have found great comfort in the sweet fellowship of our heavenly Father. The ultimate expression of divine love is the Father’s gift of His own Son (John 3:16), through whom it becomes possible for us to be “called the sons of God” (1 John 3:1). “While we were yet sinners,” Christ died for us (Romans 5:6–8). The nail prints in Christ’s hands must be a reminder of His everlasting love for us (John 15:13). “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:13).

Jesus is the friend who “sticks closer than a brother” (Proverbs 18:24). He promised never to leave us or forsake us but to be with us until the end of the age (Matthew 28:20). He will come again to take us to be with Him forever (John 13:1-3). For He promised, “I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you” (John 14:18).

The Heavenly Father, also, wants us to be part of the body of Christ for support and fellowship. So, join a Bible believing commandment keeping church and be a part of that family. Jesus urged us, “love one another; as I have loved you” (John 13:34). And He earnestly prayed to His Father on our behalf saying, “That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us” (John 17:21).

God Loves You

Jesus walked alone on this earth. No one fully understood His mission. In the New Testament, the word “lonely” only occurs twice and both times refers to desolate places where Jesus went to be alone with the Father for communion (Mark 1:45; Luke 5:16). Jesus was also alone when He was arrested for “all the disciples forsook Him and fled” (Matthew 26:56). So, the Lord understands how loneliness feels. In order for us to feel His presence, we need to connect with Him daily by mediating on His Words and prayer (John 15:4). And He will comfort us.

The strongest love known to human beings is that of a mother for her child, and this love Isaiah uses to illustrate the love of God. “But Zion said, The LORD hath forsaken me, and my Lord hath forgotten me. Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee. Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me” (Isaiah 49:14-16).

As Believers, we may not fully grasp the depth and enduring quality of God’s love for us (Deuteronomy 7:7, 8). And during the dark times, we may struggle with loneliness and feel that God has forgotten us (Isaiah 40:27; 54:6, 7; Psalms 137:1–4). But the reality is that we are the “apple” of His eyes (Psalms 17:8) and He yearns to be our heavenly Father.

In His service,
BibleAsk Team

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