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Alone No More: His Provision for Us…

May 30, 2012

Fighting loneliness.

Loneliness grows out of isolation, whether that isolation is real or just perceived.  Ultimately our human relationships are greatly affected by and governed by the state of our relationship with God.  It is the goal of the enemy, since the beginning, to separate us from God and from each other.  From the moment Eve sinned and Adam ate the fruit,  they hid from one another and from God.  They covered themselves with leaves and hid behind bushes.  Prior to sin all existed in peace with one another without shame, living in harmony with God.  Post sin, we hid in shame from each other, and hid in fear from God.  God, being gracious and abundant in steadfast love, gave us the law, and the prophets pointing to the ultimate reconciliation to come through the gift of His Son.

God does not want you to be alone, God does not want you to FEEL alone, He has literally moved heaven and earth to reconciled you with Him for His glory.

He has given us His Son so that we are not isolated from Him.

He has given us His Spirit, so that we might feel His presence internally forever.

He has given us His church, brothers and sisters in Christ, so that we might always have a family no matter where we are, so that we might feel His presence externally forever.

He has given us His word as a record of His power and promises to sustain us in down times, so that we might reflect on His promise to Never leave us, nor forsake us, to be with us always even to the end of the age; these promises insure that we might intellectually experience His truth forever.

All of this is done that we might humble ourselves underneath this truth, casting our anxieties upon Him because He cares for us. (1 Peter 5:6-7)

Consider that the next time you feel alone, the omnipresent God of the Universe, knows you, Loves you, calls to you, and CARES for you.

Here are eight  Biblically prescribed solutions for loneliness

(From: http://www.christinyou.net/pages/loneliness.html)

1. Regeneration, reconciliation with God. Col. 1:21,22

2. Confess known sins – I Jn. 1:9

3. Accept God’s forgiveness – Eph. 1:7; Col. 1:14

4. Forgive others – Eph. 4:32

5. Recognize and affirm the presence of God in Christ – Josh. 1:9; Ps. 23; Isa.                         41:10; 43:2; Matt. 28:20; Jn. 16:32; Heb. 13:5

6. Accept the work of the Comforter, the Paraclete, the Holy Spirit of Christ –                           Jn. 14:16,26; 15:26; 16:7

7. Participate in the fellowship and community of the Body of Christ, the Church –                         Heb. 10:25

8. Participate in the functional ministry of the Body of Christ in using your spiritual                         gifts – Rom. 12:4-6; I Cor. 12

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