I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: emotions are real. The feelings we feel are real, even if they aren’t based in reality. Loneliness is one of those types emotions that can present quite the conundrum, because you don’t have to be alone to feel lonely.
I have the tendency to dwell in my own thoughts; failing to connect with those around me. It is very easy to create an environment of loneliness, due to my propensity to shut people out. I know I’m not alone in this. Ironic, huh? There are many people who experience this loneliness far more than they would like, and perhaps you are one of those people.
Isaiah, as a prophet, was instructed by God to speak words of comfort to a captive Israel. Perhaps the people felt abandoned, neglected, and alone. But God speaks to Him these words: “Comfort ye, comfort ye my people.” (40:1, KJV)
So Isaiah speaks to them, and to us “(You who feel alone), listen to Me in silence, And … gain new strength. Let them come forward, then let them speak (to me, says God)…” (41:1, NASB)
God is inviting you to a meaningful and strengthening relationship with Him. It is with Him that we can experience real acceptance and transformative love. It is with Him that we can overcome the loneliness that so easily trap us. It is with Him that we can know, beyond a shadow of doubt, that we are NEVER alone.
Be encouraged, answer His call, and rest in His presence.
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