Are You Lonely?

“But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.” (Luke 5:16)

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Loneliness is one of the most difficult aspects of living with chronic illness. Illness so often necessitates isolation, and that is a really hard thing to accept.

As I’ve struggled with isolation this week, this verse keeps echoing in my memory. Jesus sought out lonely places. Other versions of scripture refer to it as “the wilderness.”

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6 Comments on “Are You Lonely?

  1. Dealing with chronic pain has been especially hard this week. Yesterday I said that I felt like even God had turned from me and left me to my misery. This morning my 10 year old had left a stack of index cards on my desk before she left for school. She explained them to me and I told her I understood but really was only half listening. Imagine my humbled surprise when God should me AGAIN that he loved me through the actions of a child. She had taken the time to write out songs for me to play on the hour through out the day. Amazing Grace, Broken Halleluiah, and Hurricane to mention a few. Oh how God using the unexpected to remind us of the fact that He is the True I am.

    • Oh, Jalayne, your story gave me goosebumps. I have a 10 year old daughter, too, and many times she Has been God’s voice in my life. He is so good, and goes out of His way to shower specific attention on each of us. Something that would be meaningful for us alone. I’m so thankful that you are feeling His care. Thank you for sharing here, so that I could be uplifted. Heart Hugs, Shelly <3

  2. Shelly- any time you get the loneliness bug- flick me an email and I will be happy to either chat with you, pray for you, or both 🙂
    I am not lonely living alone because I have all these friends in blog-land who keep me company 🙂

    I thank God for the internet and for the wonderful friends I have made- It will so exciting in heaven to meet these dear ones face-to-face.
    I’m sure it will be wonderful really getting to know people as we never have known then on earth.

    God bless you.

    • Thanks, Mary, I will do that! It’s wonderful to make friends like you who add so much to my life. Heart Hugs, Shelly <3

  3. I am sorry you are struggling. I have been as well and it has seemed like it has fallen on deaf ears. Prayers sent

    • Angie, I am here if you need to talk… always. I love you and am praying for you. <3 Heart Hugs, Shelly

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