Loneliness Can Be Overcome!
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There’s a difference between solitude and loneliness. ~ Maggie Smith
Isaiah 41:10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Loneliness Does Not Have To Be Your Way Of Life!
While the resurrection promises us a new and perfect life in the future, God loves us too much to leave us alone to contend with the pain, guilt, and loneliness of our present life. ~ Josh McDowell
Luke 5:16 But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.
Here Are Some Good Ideas To Overcome Loneliness
Loneliness can easily hook use into a downward spiral, and some people around them with alcohol and drugs or other destructive idols. If you begin to feel extended periods of loneliness, try to consider some of these ideas below.
A Body In Motion Tends To Stay In Motion, A Body At Rest Tends To Stay At Rest
- Go for a walk outside of nature, or running, or other exercises.
Make A Plan With Someone
- Invite someone to do something fun. Go window shopping at the mall, visit a park, go to a movie, etc.
- Find a good cause you think you might love and volunteer for it.
Humble Yourself By Reaching Out To Others
- Call someone to talk with on the phone or, better yet, get together in person for a soda or coffee. Texting and social media do not count.
- Instead of watching sports, play sports. Instead of just observing things on social media, join in and get involved.
Learn A Brand New Hobby
- If you’ve always wanted to learn to paint or do crafts, don’t just think about it; pursue it.
Join Online Groups That Match Your Interest
- Find like-minded people who can relate to your interests and or problems.
Take a Trip
- Discovering a new place (it does not have to be far away), even a short trip, or feeling a new experience that can make you feel excited and hopeful about it.
Join a Group Or A Class That Interests You
- Find a class. Whether it’s a cooking class or creative art, just signing up, you’ll start to meet people.
Learn How Loneliness Can Be Overcome!
Often It Is A Choice We Make
You can deal with loneliness, but it still can be a factor in life during stressful or depressing times.
In the meantime, if you seem to have more time on your hands alone, make the best of those moments like Jesus did in the scripture on the top of this page.
When we are kids and have nobody to spend time with when we change jobs or schools, when a loved one passes away, when we are involved in a divorce, or when we grow old without loved ones around, reach out to people you know and be sure to find your peace with Jesus Christ, make Him your Lord and Savior if you have not done so already?
Keep in mind that you may feel lonely at times, but you are never truly alone when you know God! Isolation can be overcome with help from your friends and people trained to help point you to Jesus Christ and His love, grace, and mercy. ~ Bill Greguska
How To Deal With Your Feelings Of Loneliness
Here Are Some Helpful Links:
- How can I experience joy in my Christian life?
- How was the woman a helper suitable for the man (Genesis 2:18)?
- What does the Bible say about loneliness?
- What does the Bible say about sadness?
- Why did God create us? Why are we here?
Does Loneliness Lead To Depression?
- Ask God to put someone in your life to help you in this area.
- If you realize that loneliness is a problem in your life, you need to start to reach out to others.
- Become a volunteer.
- Force yourself to let someone know about your loneliness.
- Start doing something about your loneliness.
- Get involved in a church, or possibly join a local social group, team, or club.
- Consider buying a small pet or cat or dog.
- Sometimes it’s nice to be alone with your thoughts and to be able to share them with God in your prayer.
- Don’t hide your empty feelings. Here’s what you can do with being alone!
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Some Common Reasons For Loneliness
There are many reasons why people are lonely. Often there are things in life that can pull us away from others. It may be because of rejection, ridicule, being uncomfortable, or even picked on or bullied.
To have to deal with it is usually unpleasant for anyone, but it commonly happens because of being alone or unconnected with others.
When someone loses a significant person, their life usually always initiates a grief response; in this situation, a person might experience profound loneliness, even while in others’ company. Take this test about loneliness.
Feeling lonely compared to actually being socially isolated, there is a distinct difference. If a person thinks they are alone too much, they are most likely lonely, and that person needs to take a step to reach out to others!
People can both be lonely while all by themselves, or in the middle of a gymnasium full of people, or any size group of individuals.
There are several estimates and indicators of why people feel lonely. It has been predicted that about 60 million individuals in the United States, or 20% of the total population, feel alone.
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