Sometimes we feel completely alone in the world. It can happen when we feel disconnected to our family, when we have to face a huge challenge without any help, when we are grieving a loved one, when friends and family have let us down, when it seems no one understands us, when we are sick and there is no one to care for us…We can even feel completely alone while in a crowd or even sitting next to our best friend. Although loneliness may be really painful, it is not necessarily the worst thing that can happen to us. It can be in our deepest loneliness that we discover we are never alone…
When those we have depended on have been stripped from us, You are still with us, Lord.
When no one has the right answers to help us, You patiently wait for us to ask You.
When it seems the whole world is against us, You are for us!
When we are misunderstood and judged by all those around us, You know us batter than we know ourselves.
When we are facing the biggest battle of our lives, You fight for us.
In the middle of the night when no one is around, You shine out for us.
Lord, we can fill up our lives with so much stuff, busyness, entertainment, news, friends…that we can easily forget You are here. Perhaps it is good for us to sometimes feel alone so we can once again, realize our great need for You. You are the only One who truly never leaves us or forsakes us. You are the only One who fills us overflowing, wants the very best for us, knows us, forgives us, encourages us, corrects us and restores our soul. I am never alone because of Your gift of Jesus. All I need is found in Him, alone. How I long for everyone else to discover You in their aloneness.
“Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted.” Psalm 25:16
“Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup; you make my lot secure.” Psalm 16:5
“Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted. Relieve the troubles of my heart
and free me from my anguish.” Psalm 25:16-17
Your prayer prompt-
Father, I feel so alone in this world. I need You…