Feeling Lonely

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

How awful it can be to feel alone. To sense that no one cares. These feelings can lead to despair and feelings of hopelessness. But the impact can be far-reaching, much more than just our attitudes. In fact, loneliness actually has a physical impact.

Recent research published by the American Psychological Association revealed that people who felt lonely were more likely to get sick. In particular, loneliness makes us more vulnerable to the common cold. But the impact wasn’t limited to moments when we’re away from people. In fact we “can be in a crowded room and feel lonely.”

Believers are not immune from such feelings. We can feel isolated from friends and family. Even in the midst of a group of people, we still can feel ignored and deserted.

If this happens, the Bible reminds us of steps we should take. First, we are to remember that we never are alone. That God always is with us. As Jesus promised, the Father gave us the Holy Spirit to be our Comforter, to be with us forever (John 14:16).

His constant presence means that we always can fellowship with Him. We can talk with Him, and share our concerns and thoughts. Our lives are enriched, and our attitudes change, as we fill our hearts and minds with His Word, and declare His Promises. As we pray and talk with Him.

The Bible also reminds us of the importance of being connected with others in the Body of Christ. We are not to “neglect our meeting together” (Hebrews 10:25).

As you fellowship with God, let Him fill your life with meaning. Never forget that He wants you to be in health and to prosper (3 John 2). That He promised never to leave you or forsake you (Hebrews 13:5). That He is with you always, in every circumstance.