How do I deal with loneliness?

BibleAsk Team

Loneliness

Loneliness has little to do with being alone. One can be alone without being lonely, and one can be lonely in a crowded room. Loneliness is, therefore, a state of mind. Whatever the cause of loneliness, the cure is the comforting fellowship of Christ. That sweet loving relationship with our Heavenly Father has reassured and encouraged millions who suffered from loneliness.

Jesus is the friend who lays down His life for His friends (John 15:13-15), who “sticks closer than a brother” (Proverbs 18:24), and who has promised never to leave us or forsake us but to be with us until the end of the age (Matthew 28:20).

The first spiritual step for dealing with loneliness is to pray and draw near to God by studying His Word (John 14:5) for He promised to draw near to you (James 4:8). Reconnect with Him spiritually and ask Him to fill the void you feel and He will heal your aches. Ask for the Holy Spirit who is our Comforter (Psalm 25:16).

The second step for dealing with loneliness is removing all negative thoughts of loneliness from your mind so that you can be renewed in the spirit (Ephesians 4:23). Meditate on God’s Word and allow the Lord to speak to you through His Word.

The third step is to be friendly to others (Proverbs 18:24). People need people. Reach out to people and you will be a continual source of blessing to others and to yourself.

God’s Comforting Words for the Lonely

The following Bible verses have helped many who are suffering from loneliness:

John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

Isaiah 49;14-16 – “But Zion said, “The Lord has forsaken me, and my Lord has forgotten me.” “Can a woman forget her nursing child, and not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, yet I will not forget you. See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands; your walls are continually before Me.”

Romans 8:35-39 – “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? [shall] tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?”

Psalms 38:9 – “Lord, all my desire [is] before thee; and my groaning is not hid from thee.”

Psalms 121:1-2 – “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.”

Psalms 68:5-6 – “A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, [is] God in his holy habitation.”

Isaiah 53:3 – “He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were [our] faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.”

Psalms 62:8 – “Trust in him at all times; [ye] people, pour out your heart before him: God [is] a refuge for us.”

Isaiah 51:11 – “Therefore the redeemed of the LORD shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy [shall be] upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; [and] sorrow and mourning shall flee away.”

Isaiah 40:28-31 – “Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, [that] the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? [there is] no searching of his understanding.”

Psalms 27:10 – “When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take me up.”

Isaiah 53:4 – “Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.”

Romans 8:31 – “What shall we then say to these things? If God [be] for us, who [can be] against us?”

In His service,
BibleAsk Team

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