While the above groups may be particularly vulnerable to loneliness, anyone can experience it at any time. Keep checking in with those in your sphere and be hospitable. Even if people seem reluctant to get involved, keep inviting them to things so they know that you care and want to get to know them better. Show them the love of Jesus and try to replicate the early Church, where everyone lived in community and looked out for one another. If you are feeling lonely yourself, try to confide in someone you trust and pray that God will help you to see that you are not alone. Remember that he is always right there with you.
Psalm 68:5-6 says: “A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling. God sets the lonely in families, he leads out the prisoners with singing…”
Written by: Steven Grimmer
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