Monthly Archives: July 2019

Are You Lonesome Tonight?

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Loneliness is a sad feeling of lack or loss of companionship. Loneliness is a feeling where a person misses others’ fellowship and friendship. In 2010, the AARP conducted a survey which discovered that 35% of adults were chronically lonely. Another study reflected that close to 20% of Americans (60 million people) experience incessant sadness due to loneliness.

What to do with loneliness:

  • Pray. Ask God for help to overcome the overwhelming dark blanket of loneliness.
  • See a counselor/mentor/coach/discipleship partner.
  • Make efforts to stay connected to your friends, family, and colleagues.
  • Serve others and/or volunteer at church.
  • Write a gratitude list. Count your blessings, and share them with others.

Here are some Bible verses to read when loneliness creeps into your life.

  • “I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— the Spirit of truth … I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you” (John 14:16–18).
  • “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” (Psalm 46:1).
    “When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take care of me” (Psalm 27:10).
  • “I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:20).
  • “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds” (Psalm 147:3).
  • “‘For the mountains shall depart and the hills be removed, but My kindness shall not depart from you, nor shall My covenant of peace be removed,’ says the Lord” (Isaiah 54:10).
  • “In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried out to my God; He heard my voice from His temple, and my cry came before Him, even to His ears” (Psalm 18:6).
  • “For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you’ ” (Isaiah 41:13).
  • “Be strong and of good courage … for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you” (Deuteronomy 31:6).

Loneliness

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Scriptures for Strength

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Psalm 46:1-3, “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore, we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.”

Proverbs 18:10, “The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run into it and are safe.”

Nehemiah 8:10, “Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”

Isaiah 41:10, “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

Exodus 15:2, “The Lord is my strength and my song; he has given me victory. This is my God, and I will praise him— my father’s God, and I will exalt him!”

Psalm 9:9-10, “The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.”

Isaiah 26: 3-4, “Those of steadfast mind you keep in peace—because they trust in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for in the Lord God you have an everlasting rock.”

Psalm 32:7-8, “You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.”

Exodus 33:14, “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”

Deuteronomy 31:8, “It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”

Psalm 34:17, “When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears, and rescues them from all their troubles.”

The Lord has done great things