“Life is an uphill battle. But it’s our choice whether or not we make it up the mountain. We can choose to give up or keep climbing to see the view at the top. The view is almost always worth the climb.”-Alexis Wohler. God put this saying on my heart when I was going through […]
Other questions we may ask are: “why do I feel so alone when I am surrounded by people I love and they love me back? Who are my true friends? Where are the true friends in my life when I need them? How can I tell who is a true friend and who is a fake one in my life? How come you didn’t give me more friends in my life Lord?” We can focus on how alone we feel, or we can focus on the blessings all around us, no matter how we may be feeling.
As an example of feeling alone, when I was in college, I felt alone. A lot of the time I wished I had more friends. Over time, I started to branch out and gained more friends. But when I was in my dorm, or even just doing my homework in the library, I felt completely alone. Even though there were people all around me, I felt lonely, because a lot of the time, my friends were so busy with school that they couldn’t hang out. A lot of the time it also seemed as though I was the one who always made the call, text to see if people wanted to hang out. Only once in a while did someone reach out to me to hang out without me asking.
Psalm 34:18 says, “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.”
John 16:32-33 says, “Behold, the hour is coming, indeed it has come, when you will be scattered, each to his own home, and will leave me alone. Yet I am not alone, for the Father is with me. I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 says, “Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up!”
Everyone has probably heard the verse from Psalm 23 4. “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” This means that no matter how bad things seem, God is still present.
“1 Corinthians 7: 32-35 says, “I want you to be free from anxieties. The unmarried man is anxious about the things of the Lord, how to please the Lord. But the married man is anxious about worldly things, how to please his wife, and his interests are divided. And the unmarried or betrothed woman is anxious about the things of the Lord, how to be holy in body and spirit. But the married woman is anxious about worldly things, how to please her husband. I say this for your own benefit, not to lay any restraint upon you, but to promote good order and to secure your undivided devotion to the Lord.”
God doesn’t want anyone to feel lonely. Even though we may feel that way at times. Remember, in His presence, we are never far away from help.