I sat alone in the evenings, I sat alone at church, and I sat at the movie theater by myself. I felt alone even with a group of friends. Do you ever feel that way?
In the rat race of life and a calendar filled with appointments, we can still feel deep loneliness as a Single Mom. Behind closed doors, single moms wipe their tears from shear loneliness just as I did. Loneliness is something every single mom deals with. It can feel like a big capital letter “L” hanging around our neck laying close to the heart.
Most weeks I was out and about running the kids here and there, working on night school homework, and working full-time. Life was busy, but it was a lonely journey. Everywhere I looked and went were families at the mall, in the park, and sitting in church. Carrying the burdens of raising kids alone can be lonely and downright exhausting.
Don’t despair, THERE IS HOPE. As a Christ-follower, we always have His Hope to fill our lonely heart. Jesus is the One who can help in loneliness without seeking out people and places. I found that in whatever activity I was in, He was the answer to calm my lonely heart. I was still lonely, but there was a peace that settled within my spirit. Jesus listened as I sat in the church pew, walked through the park, or stood in a crowd of people. He was my unseen forever, faithful friend who never left my side.
God wants us to know, through His Scriptures, others were lonely and came through it.
Psalm 25:16, I am lonely and troubled. Show that you care and have pity on me.
Psalm 94:18, When I felt my feet slipping, you came with your love and kept me steady.
This is a new week filled with appointments, schedules. I can guarantee Jesus will be your peace and fill your lonely heart with a calmness only He can give. He certainly understands because He lived loneliness during His time on earth. Don’t despair, He will take your capital “L” for loneliness and turn it into His Love within your heart.
Dennis Jernigan wrote the song, You Are My All in All. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlDr6brKrEc
Let these words be an encouragement to you. Jesus will be your Strength and Treasure. He really is our all.
- As the tears fall in your loneliness, talk to Jesus who understands. HE IS OUR HOPE
- Next time as you walk in the park, sit in church, or purchase something at the Mall, let Jesus be your all in all.
- Put to memory, Psalm 25:16, I am lonely and troubled. Show that you care and have pity on me.
- If you have do not have a personal relationship with Jesus why not check out this link, http://www.billygrahamlibrary.org/PGView.aspx?pid=13
YOU CAN DO THIS!