Loneliness

Psalm 25:16; Isaiah 45:2-5

Have you ever seen so many lonely as there are today? One of the songs popular recently referred to a world full of them. It is true, there are so many lonely people and loneliness is very hard to handle.

There may not be any easy cure for loneliness, but the Bible does offer some help. In Psalm 25:16, the writer called on God for mercy, saying “I am lonely and afflicted.” Jeremiah the prophet was lonely and discouraged, the apostle John was lonely on an island, and good people of all ages have experienced loneliness.

Isaiah’s writing also referred to loneliness and promised help from God when he said, in Isaiah 43:2, “when those passeth through the waters, I will be with thee, when thou walkest through the fire, thou shall not be burned.” In verse 5, God said, “Fear not, for I am with thee.”

We can claim God’s promise to be with us when we are experiencing the pain of loneliness. God will be with us, and we can call on him and admit our need of his help. King David said “When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the rock that is higher than I” (Psalm 61:2). The apostle Peter said “cast all your care upon him for he careth for you” (1 Peter 5:7).

The Bible assures us that we can tell God when we are lonely, and ask him to help us.

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