Loneliness, something no one likes to experience. We try to set up our lives to safeguard against feeling or being lonely. That's why so many fill their days with endless activities or spend the better part of their lives on social media. We want to be a part of something. We want to feel connected or a connection with others. We don't want to be alone.
Fear of loneliness can lead to a lot of different struggles or fears. Fear of singleness or inadequacy or failure. We don't want to be alone.
While working on writing about this fear and how faith in Christ can lead to freedom from this fear, I found a great article on Desiring God by Jon Bloom. It's called Jesus Understands Loneliness.
We will all experience seasons where we feel lonely, but Jesus understands that feeling, and He is a great comfort.
We don't have to fear loneliness, because even when we are alone, we aren't truly alone. God is always near to His children.
From the article:
But Jesus doesn’t just understand your loneliness; he’s destroying it. Because he died on your behalf, you are no longer truly a stranger or alien, but you are a fellow citizen with the saints and a member of God’s family (Ephesians 2:19). Because Jesus was alienated from God and man, you will enjoy the full family fellowship of God and all of his redeemed saints forever.
Check it out here.
This post is part of a 31 day series called Faith > Fear. You can read all of the posts in the series here.
Shalom! I'm Madi, a laughter-loving, movie-going, spontaneous-dancing, follower of Christ. Join me as I seek glimpses of God's grace in the ordinary and everyday.
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