I Feel Alone

Lanette Cape

Psalm 147:3, “He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.

There is no other love like Jesus’ love. He carries us when we think we can’t even carry on. I really don’t know where I would be without my Saviour.

Loneliness during the holiday season is so real for so many. The death of a loved one makes our lives feel so empty. We miss their love, embrace and their voice.

Sometimes a family disagreement causes separation that seemingly feels like it can never be repaired. This also leaves a void in our hearts that feels so empty. Sometimes it feels the same as a death has taken place.

Circumstances around us change. Maybe a move far away from our close family and friends leaves us feeling so alone. Even with all of our modern technology that can bring us close in moments, that void is still there.

Satan wants us to focus on the negative so he can steal our joy this Christmas season. Even with all of our loneliness, we don’t need to lose focus on the good surrounding us. Feeling alone because of a circumstance should never dictate our happiness in daily life.

Yes, loneliness comes. Have your time of crying, but make it as short as possible. There are others around you who need you. The best way to not focus on your own loneliness is to turn your focus on others.

John 3:16 tells us truly what we should focus on this Christmas. John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

God loved us so much that He sent His Son to Earth to be born of a virgin. The greatest gift ever given to this world! So why should we be so selfish and drown in our loneliness and keep that gift to ourselves. We need to focus on sharing the Gospel and giving the opportunity for others to receive the greatest gift of all.

If we sit and feel sad for what we wish could be, we will allow Satan to steal our joy this holiday season. God has allowed things to happen in our lives for one purpose, and that is to help others.

So inwardly look at your broken heart and allow God to heal it, and then turn your focus on helping someone else.

The old saying is, there is always someone out there having it a lot worse than we are, and that statement is so true.

So what do we do? Daily take your problems to God in prayer, meditate on His Word and listen to good Christian songs and hymns. If you do this, you will quickly be on your way again not focusing on yourself, but focusing on why Jesus came to this Earth.

Jesus walked alone to the cross. He even felt forsaken by His Father, but He never lost His focus and freely gave His life for us all. Today He lives, so that we can live through Him.

This Christmas Season don’t miss out on the blessings awaiting you. Don’t dwell on your own loneliness, but let God use you to bring joy to others. You will then have the best Christmas of all.

Lanette Cape
Pastor’s wife
Bible Way Baptist Church
Powder Springs, GA

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