When You’re Fighting Loneliness These 3 Promises Are Sure to Help

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More people are fighting loneliness than ever before. But you and I have been given everything we need to reject fear and loneliness. Find out more here...

We are connected to more people than at any other time in history and yet, more people say they struggle with feelings of anxiety, stress, loneliness, sadness, and low self-esteem than ever before.

So, let me ask…

How are you doing in the fight against loneliness?

I want you to know today that you are not alone!

David wrote:

Turn to me and have mercy, for I am alone and in deep distress.

Psalm 25:16

I believe that the problem with loneliness is that it is typically accompanied by fear and anxiety.

Questions like:

  • How will I cope?
  • What will I do?
  • What if I can’t?

And the enemy of our souls loves it when our minds are overwhelmed by doubt and fear. He wants us to believe that God is not enough.

But we know that the devil is a liar . . . our Heavenly Father is always with us. Whatever our circumstances, we are never alone!

David also said:

You go before me and follow me.
    You place Your hand of blessing on my head.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
    too great for me to understand!
I can never escape from Your Spirit!
    I can never get away from Your presence!

Psalm 139:5–7

And…

Even when I walk
    through the darkest valley,
I will not be afraid,
    for You are close beside me.

Psalm 23:4

You see, David knew God’s promise…

“So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the Lord, your God, will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.”

Deuteronomy 31:6

And you and I have His promise as well. We don’t have to be afraid of loneliness because, by God’s grace, we are never alone! Our Father loves us. He protects and comforts us.

So, when the enemy lies to you . . . fight back with the truth of God’s Word.

When he tells you that you can’t…

You tell him, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13

When he taunts you with fear of loneliness…

You tell him that God promised, “to never leave or forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6 (NIV)

And tell him that Jesus said, “I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:20

And then, run into the arms of Jesus, the One whose promises will never fail you.

More people are fighting loneliness than ever before. But you and I have been given everything we need to reject fear and loneliness. Find out more here...

A Prayer to Fight Against Loneliness

Father, I’m struggling. I’m fighting feelings of loneliness. Although I have many friends and acquaintances, there are times when I feel unseen and unknown. So, I run to You, Lord! Please help me. Please hold me.

Please help me remember Your promises to be with me and never leave me. Help me remember that You promise to give me the strength to do whatever you allow. Help me remember that Your grace is sufficient for all my needs. (2 Corinthians 12:9) Help me to trust Your promise to show me the path for my life. Help me find my joy in Your presence. (Psalm 16:11) Help me stand on Your promise to uphold me with Your victorious right hand. (Isaiah 41:10)

And as I place my hope and trust in You, Lord, please bring people into my life who will encourage me with Your love. Make me a good friend to others . . . a friend who is loving and kind, helpful and compassionate, truthful and trustworthy, appreciative and forgiving. I ask Lord that love might fill my life . . . love for You and love for the people You place around me for that is the cure for loneliness. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

More people are fighting loneliness than ever before. But you and I have been given everything we need to reject fear and loneliness. Find out more here...

I’ve always loved this quote from Kay Arthur…

“Snuggle in God’s arms. When you are hurting, when you feel lonely, left out. let Him cradle you, comfort you, reassure you of His all-sufficient power and love.”

The enemy wants us to live with fear and doubt. He wants us to feel anxious and lonely and insecure. But our Heavenly Father wants us to trust Him, to remember that He is with us and that feelings of loneliness are a choice.

He wants us to encourage each other. (1 Thessalonians 5:11)
He wants us to help each other up. (Ecclesiastes 4:10)
He wants us to forgive each other. (Luke 17:4)
He wants us to gather together as friends. (Hebrews 10:24–25)
He wants us to love each other. (John 13:34)

When we know, trust, and follow God’s will for us, it is impossible for us to be truly alone. He has given us everything we need to live in fellowship with Him and with each other.

May God be with you and bless you with the peace and joy of His presence.

Thank you so much for joining me today.

And a thank you to BibleGateway.com for sources.

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9 Comments

  1. Good Morning to you Sis. Deb.
    Praise God for the wonderful encouragement. God always knows just what we have need of. I really needed that prayer. I touch and agree with you for lives to be touched, delivered and healed from loneliness in Jesus precious name. Amen

    1. I’m so glad you were blessed and encouraged, Ophelia. Thank you so much for taking the time to let me know. God bless you!

  2. Beautiful truths and encouragement, Deb. When we are feeling alone, we can always turn to God.
    Blessings!

    1. Thanks, Martha! I hope you’re enjoying a wonderful day. Blessings!

  3. Kathy Francescon says:

    Loved this post, Deb! And I could write a book about my point of view on loneliness, anxiety, stress. Yes, all of the social media ways we have to communicate can be handy and even a blessing (being a big fan of yours)! But people need people! They need companionship, fellowship, “a pull up a chair and stay awhile” human visitor! Phones and computers have replaced human contact! Masks hid our faces, our smiles, all of our expressions. And during the worst of covid, keeping a distance, even kept a short conversation with someone in the grocery line at bay. Kids especially are prone to stay glued to their phones and miss out on so much interaction with real friends! I could go on, but it is sad to me, that machines have taken the lively hood out of living!! I know God is always with me and truth to tell, I talk His ear off most days. I have siblings that I love so dearly and miss so much and they are only a few miles away. We text, we have a phone conversation on occasion, but no hugs, no affirmations, no deep conversations about anything that really matters. I miss them! We all need God, but we need human contact too! I pray and talk to God about it often. I truly understand loneliness! And bless you for this post and letting me vent! God always knows what we need even before we ask Him!!
    Praise His Holy Name!

    1. Thank you, Kathy! I so appreciate your willingness to share your thoughts here. We do need each other . . . God created us to live in community. Saying that, I’m glad who brought my online friends, people like you, into my life. God bless you!

      1. Kathy Francescon says:

        Thank you for such a sweet reply! You just made my day! And yes, i give a thumbs up to my phone and my computer for bringing special friends and wonderful devotions into my life too! It has been a wonderful addition to my Bible studies and research! But I do love community and family and being with friends too! I am praying that God will help us all find a nice balance! Bless you for all your wonderful posts! I always look so forward to them! I am so thankful that I found you and you are indeed a wonderful blessing to me!! I’m learning so much and have shared you with several friends too! Rest good you wonderful, sweet lady! I am a fan for life!! God Bless You!!

  4. Your post brought back to memory a sour point for me. Couple of decades ago I went through a really rough patch of life. Instinctively I turned to the Lord for help, and oh my was I rewarded above all beliefs. That was the time in my life when I felt I could touch Jesus, that He was looking at me intently while I poured my heart out to Him. While humanly speaking I had nobody around me other than hubby, I never felt such a peace regardless of the circumstances, or such level of love. The Lord’s closeness was so real that I never felt before or since. Nowdays satan has a field game with me as I keep searching after that intimate relationship with the Lord but it keeps eluding me. The fire is missing from my heart and have been replaced by a panging emptyness. And indeed I have to keep remind myself of God’s promises through the days.

    1. I’m lifting you up in prayer, Gaby. I think the enemy of our souls works overtime to taunt and tempt us with doubt. The Lord has continued to prompt me to cling to His Truth and promises when I’m drained and doubtful. I love the quote that says, “When I can’t feel His presence I can trust His love.” (I don’t know who said it first.) But it always blesses and encourages me. God bless you!

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