A recent study revealed that almost half of Americans are lonely. Not only that, but the loneliest generation is “Gen Z,” those who are currently young adults. What are we supposed to do when we feel alone?
We experience loneliness at higher degrees even while we’re more connected through social media and other technology.
Everyone feels alone from time to time. We experience moments of FOMO (fear of missing out) or not being invited to an event. We can even feel alone in a crowded room of friends.
Maybe you’ve moved away from family and friends. Perhaps you don’t have the type of close relationships that you’re yearning for, or a close relationship has ended. Many of us struggle with loneliness after the death of a loved one.
No matter the circumstances surrounding your loneliness, it can feel like a hopeless place to be. Loneliness can lead to increased isolation, anxiety, or depression.
What are we supposed to do when we feel alone? Where can we find hope? Does God have anything to say about our loneliness?
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We Are Never Alone
The truth is, we are never alone. God is always with us, and He will never leave us.
God is with us. It may sound like just a cheesy phrase to make us feel better, but it’s true. We may not feel like it or we may dismiss such a simple-sounding truth, but there’s nothing more powerful.
The God Who made the mountains and oceans is with you. The Creator of the sunset desires a real relationship with you. Think about that for awhile — not only are you not alone, but you have the God of the universe by your side! In any difficult moment, you can be confident knowing God is with you, He is for you, and He wants what is best for you.
Spend time talking to God about your loneliness. Nothing is too big or small to bring to Him in prayer. Take time to be in His presence and feel His peace and comfort.
God is big enough to care about the big issues in our lives. Even more, He is also big enough to care about every small problem in our lives as well. Whether loneliness is a big or a little part of your life, God wants to carry that burden for you.
Not only that, but He knows how you feel.
Jesus Knows How It Feels To Be Alone
Jesus came to earth and lived like we lived. He went through many of the same experiences & feelings we’ve had. He was publicly rejected and abandoned by his friends. At one point, Jesus asked His friends to pray for Him in a time of distress, and do you know what they did? They fell asleep! Imagine how alone He felt in that moment.
Jesus has been alone. He knows what you are going through, and He is with you in every moment, ready to comfort you.
7 Bible Verses For When You Feel Alone
The Bible talks about loneliness and how God is with us. Here are 7 verses in the scriptures to help you when you feel alone. Have faith in these words because God’s promises are true!
Put them in places where you go when you feel lonely. Write them on your bathroom mirror with a dry erase marker. Make them the lock screen on your phone, or tape them on your computer. Memorize them in order to recall them whenever you feel alone. Say them out loud often until they are deep within your heart.
These are also helpful Bible verses for depression and anxiety, or any time you feel overwhelmed. They can be a great encouragement to you.
The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them. –Psalm 145:18-19
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. –Deuteronomy 31:6
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” –Matthew 11:28-30
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. –Isaiah 41:10
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. –Isaiah 43:2
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. –1 Peter 5:7
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. –Philippians 4:6-7
This is not a complete list of all verses about loneliness, but it’s a start. You can search through the scriptures to add more to this list.
God is with you always. In fact, He wanted to be so close to us that Jesus came to earth to dwell with us. He then sent the Holy Spirit to dwell in our hearts. This shows how much He desires a relationship with you!
A relationship with Jesus is the best way to experience hope, joy, and peace. We hope these verses are an encouragement to you in your life and your relationship with God.
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