Utter loneliness


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There are times when we feel completely abandoned by the people we love and trust. They turn their backs on us. They have expectations for us that we don’t meet or don’t even know.

I’ve often wondered why there have been so many times of loneliness in my life. Why? The longing of my heart is to have friends and be a team member.

Maybe I have a hint of an answer: Loneliness has driven me to my Lord. Is He lonely for me as I am for friends?

Also: The hurt in my heart makes me sensitive to others’ hurts. I can minister better to them as a result. I’m all-accepting, extremely anti-clique, because I have never belonged to a clique.

I think Jesus was too. He was excluded from the power circle of the Jewish leaders, so he consorted with the needy hearts of the outcasts of society.

Maybe God is permitting pain to sharpen your usefulness.

6 responses to “Utter loneliness

  1. Geoff with a G

    I love the last sentence. I think you’re right.

  2. I’ve been in a lonely place for 7 months. For me, in part, it’s to learn to go to Him and not other people. Also to focus on him in our ministry. Alone isn’t exactly bad though. There are many blessings in it.

  3. Everything works together for good for they that love the Lord and have been called according to his purpose… thanks for the post

  4. Good thoughts here. Thanks, and blessings.

  5. Amen. God uses everything in our lives to mold and make us into His servants. Even being lonely.

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