Ok, so maybe not a cure, but I gotta have a hook right. 🙂
Seriously though, loneliness is something we all deal with at some point in our lives. Everyone has felt it: introvert or extrovert, positive people or realistic people or negative people, unbelievers and Christians.
And I’m not talking about being alone. That’s different and, quite frankly, something that I sometimes long for and believe is a blessing. The Gospels describe many times when Jesus went away to the lonely places.
No, this loneliness can happen when you are surrounded by people or when you are by yourself.
It’s that time when you feel like no one can hear you, when you think no one cares what is going on in your head or your heart. It can be passing or it can be very, very deep and lead to so many more problems.
But I promised a cure, didn’t I. Or at least a help. I have two actually, because I love you all so much and don’t want you to feel lonely.
The first is a reminder for most of you, but we all need to hear it even if it is for the hundredth time: I am praying for you. In fact, did you know that through the working of the Holy Spirit there might be people praying for you right now who don’t even know you? That is the family of God that we have been given.
I know I’ve had this experience and I think you might be able to relate. When I have gone through something trying and I begin to think that others may have to deal with these trials as well. The desire the Holy Spirit gives is to pray for these people I may never meet but share an experience with.
I discovered, through social media, that I’m not the only one prompted in this way.
Someone wrote a beautiful and touching prayer for the mommas feeding at midnight, for mothers caring for chronically ill children.
I will be completely honest: I totally started blubbering reading this prayer. This woman lived somewhere across the country and had never met me or even heard of me, but she knew the help I needed from my Heavenly Father because she had been there and the Holy Spirit led her in a prayer for all of us going through the same thing.
We have a beautiful family in God that is larger than we can ever comprehend and is there to support us and lift us up to the Father when we find ourselves without the strength to look up.
All of this to say: We Are NOT Alone.
A perfect example of this family happens once a month at our church.
This is my second cure for loneliness.
Nothing cures loneliness like sitting in the presence of God with so many sisters in Christ. I’m excited to see all of us get together and hear the Word of God and worship Him!
Think about the massive numbers of women who will share in this experience! I can’t use enough exclamation points!!!!!!!!
I love you all and I want you to remember: We Are NOT Alone!
God Bless you all,