“‘Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,’ says the Lord, who has compassion on you.” — Isaiah 54:10, NIV
Over the course of our lives, there will be times where we are content, surrounded by family and friends. However, the chances are, we will also have times of loneliness where we long for someone to be there with us and support us.
The good news is, even when we feel lonely, we are not alone. Whether people in our lives have left or we are struggling to connect, we always have someone we can lean on: Jesus. His love is perfect and unconditional, and he will constantly be with us. He does not abandon us or tire of us. Rather, he is always there for us.
A Friend Closer Than a Brother
“One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” — Proverbs 18:24, NIV
In times of loneliness, it can be encouraging to remember that we have a friend who is closer than a brother. God knows us on a deep and intimate level, much more than even human family members do. We can draw comfort from this fact that even if we feel alone, we can find joy in our relationship with Christ.
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” — Deuteronomy 31:6, NIV
In some situations, we may encounter fear and dread about our circumstances. The Bible encourages us to have strength and courage because we are not fighting battles alone. God is with us no matter what happens, and He won’t ever leave or forsake us. He is with us as we walk through all the challenges of life and as we navigate both hard times and good times.
Sharing God’s Love With Others
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” — Matthew 28:19-20, NIV
We know we are never alone; because of this we can show love to others around us and be there for them if they are lonely. Sharing the love of God is an excellent way to connect with others. Not only can this make them feel valued and cared for, but it can also help us to form Christian connections with others.
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