I don’t claim to be a psychologist or counselor, but I do think that my generation is plagued with loneliness. Through social media, we have constant access to friends, family, and strangers. Yet, we feel that no one truly knows us.
This graph pretty much sums us up:
Let me encourage you to set down your phone for just a minute and read some text from God’s Word.
Ten Verses for When You Feel Lonely
1. John 10:27-28
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.
2. Matthew 28:20b
Behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.
3. John 14:3
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.
4. John 14:18
I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.
5. Hebrews 13:5
6. Psalm 139: 5, 7, 9-10
You hem me in, behind and before,
and lay your hand upon me.
Where shall I go from your Spirit?
Or where shall I flee from your presence?
If I take the wings of the morning
and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
even there your hand shall lead me,
and your right hand shall hold me.
7. Psalm 27:10
For my father and my mother have forsaken me,
but the Lord will take me in.
8. Psalm 68:5-6
Father of the fatherless and protector of widows
is God in his holy habitation.
God settles the solitary in a home;
he leads out the prisoners to prosperity,
but the rebellious dwell in a parched land.
9. Joshua 1:9
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
10. Ephesians 2:19-22
So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone,in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord.In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.