Devotional Thought

What’s the Answer When I’m Lonely?

“I’m even lonely at home.”

“At work everyone talks to me about their careers and their families. Somehow I don’t think they even know who I am.”

“At home the loneliest place is my kitchen! My husband and three teenagers fly in and out. They eat their meals and say, ‘Hi, Mom,’ or an occasional, ‘Nice dinner, Hon.’ But I’m all alone. Everyone’s in his own little world, and I’m not included.”

“Today, to top it all off, I got a letter and picture from my friend, Lisa, in Montana. She’s standing in a field all alone — a kazillion miles from anybody else — and she’s perfectly happy! So, what does Lisa have that I don’t have?”

Loneliness is cruel. It drives us to paralyzed emptiness. We have a need for others to take a deep interest in us. If no one cares for more than just our job or our Jello, then we are lonely.

What does Lisa have? Lisa has the love and attention of her family andfriends. Above all, Lisa has the intense interest of Christ Jesus, her Savior.

Jesus dedicated his entire life to us all. He gave his life to free us from sin. He paid the ultimate price to bring us back into God’s family. There’s nothing he wants more than to take us to heaven with him.

God our Savior “wants all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (1 Timothy 2:4).

Jesus cares about you. He is keenly interested in all you do. He wants to hear from  you. He wants to share with you the truths about being really fulfilled.

Jesus isn’t missing from your life. He’s present through his Word, his church, and his actions. He will never leave you. He promised, “Surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age” (Matthew 28:20).

Jesus wants you near him in all life’s events.

Pray to him. Listen to him. Come to his house each Sunday, and learn how to never be lonely again.

Pastor R.