Have you ever felt lonely? There are millions of people around the world who feel this way every day of their lives. Most of us have had times in our lives when we felt alone. Loneliness is a real emotion. Loneliness can lead to major depression, anxiety, low self worth, isolation from family and friends and even suicide. Loneliness affects your overall health and may cause you to have a low immune system, which in turn causes you to be more susceptible to disease.
Sometimes, people feel lonely after losing a loved one, or their child leaves for school, family moves out of town, there is a divorce or separation. These life circumstances can lead a person to having feelings of insecurity and low self esteem. Feelings of loneliness can also be triggered from something good happening in our lives, such as a job promotion out of town or serving as a missionary for Christ. Single individuals and widowers have been found to have feelings of loneliness more often than married couples, although in some instances a married individual can feel alone as well, especially if the individuals are unequally yoked. Being rejected by others can leave a person feeling lonely.
You must understand that loneliness or thoughts of loneliness do not come from God but Satan. Satan will put depressing thoughts in your mind about others and how others think of you. He will also deceive you into thinking that you are all alone and nobody loves you. He will then try to turn you against God—as though God has left you alone and has forgotten about you.
I HAVE GOOD NEWS FOR YOU! Jesus died on the cross for us. God loves us and has sent his only son to save us. God has left us his word and the Holy Spirit to inspire us. Jesus is always with us no matter where we are or what state we are in.
The next time you start feeling lonely and Satan is harassing you into thinking that no one cares, remember Jesus is with us always and he will never leave us or forsake us. God has put the beauty of nature all around us and blessed us with people who care and love us. Pray, look unto Jesus and reach out to those around you.
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