6 Feb 2015 by Kim Yung CM-
Often those who find themselves sinking in a deep quicksand of loneliness retreat by utilizing outlets that are only capable of providing a quick dose of happiness. Some simply give up because they have convinced themselves that there is no possible cure to loneliness.
Many people are convinced that their loneliness result from situations that are out of their control. But you need to know that you can always take charge of your life by knowing that God is in control. Once you have mastered that, you will know that you have the greatest partner who is our Lord from above.
At my first defense no one came to stand by me, but all deserted me. May it not be charged against them! But the Lord stood by me and strengthened me, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. So I was rescued from the lion’s mouth. (2 Timothy 4:16-17)
Through the letter written by the apostle Paul to the people at Philippi, one is struck by the note of victory that runs through all four chapters. Paul was a prisoner facing execution. He was lonely but he abandoned all attempts to escape. He placed his trust in God because he knew everything depended on God, he exercised great discipline, he did not mope and feel sorry for himself instead he kept busy and used his time wisely, and he acknowledged how God provided him with a way to live victoriously in his time of loneliness. Paul exercised letting go and letting God, and he conquered his loneliness.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9)
No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you. (Joshua 1:5)
Many people feel sorry for themselves because they tend to harp on the fact that they feel lonely. You will not be able to get yourself out of loneliness if you keep thinking about and prophesying it into your life. There is power in your mind and in your words, so don’t misuse it by thinking negatively. Do not exaggerate the pain you feel. Do not rehearse it over and over. Some people make it there ever present theme.
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. (Romans 8:37)
Loneliness can be conquered, but it will require your unswerving discipline and a lot of hard work. Not only will it take discipline, but secondly, you must reprogram your mind by readjusting the way you see things. Be open to what God has planned for you.
When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze. (Isaiah 43:2)
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. (Romans 12:2)
“Do not remember the former things,
Nor consider the things of old.
Behold, I will do a new thing,
Now it shall spring forth;
Shall you not know it?
I will even make a road in the wilderness
And rivers in the desert. (Isaiah 43:18-19)
There is a way out of loneliness and this hopelessness and it’s found in Jesus. You don’t have to live like this anymore because Jesus paid the price for you. Allow your soul, spirit and body to be filled with His wonderful love that you will never again be alone crying out in the darkness of sin and loneliness ever again.
Jesus’ most important personal relationship – the thing that He valued the most – was His relationship with His Father. It gave Him purpose, it gave Him hope, it gave Him strength, and it gave Him life. But when He became enveloped in sin close to His time of death, He cried out to His Father due to hurt that physically and emotionally wrenched deep into His Spirit. Jesus experienced the worst ordeal of loneliness and rejection. The most amazing part of it all is that Jesus did it willingly, so that you and I could have a relationship with the Father!
Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’ (Isaiah 41:10)
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things arelovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. (Philippians 4:8)
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