We can feel lonely when we are by ourselves or when we are interacting with people all day.
I remember the days in our marriage when I felt completely alone and yet, there was a house full of people.
Loneliness can happen to those who are single, married, divorced or widowed. Oftentimes it has nothing to do with how many people are with us, rather it has everything to do with how well we are making connections with those people.
Here are some ways the Lord helped me to maneuver the lonely seasons:
•Recognize the why by asking some questions: Do I need to talk through some emotions? Am I making deep connections with those I love? What can I do differently?
•Journal my thoughts & feelings.
•Pray and ask God to meet me in my lonely seasons, recognizing the loneliness is an opportunity to turn to Him.
•Trust God to answer my prayers in His timing, knowing He will use this to grow me.
•Consider reaching out to a trusted mentor, friend or counselor.
God loves us. He is our Father and our Friend. And He desires to meet our every need—even fulfilling the emptiness that is caused by a lonely heart.
“And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”
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