Lonely Christians 5

When God made the world He saw that everything was good.  When he made man He was pleased and said that it was good. But the only time God looked at His creation and decided He could improve it, was when he saw that Adam was lonely, and he needed a companion. For this reason God made woman. Woman was made to alleviate the loneliness of the man. Now don’t jump to conclusions based on the last sentence. I’m not saying women are inferior, nor am I saying that the only purpose for a woman is to please a man. But I am saying that there is supposed to be a companionship between people. We are not designed to be lonely.

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So when Christians are lonely, it is very saddening for me. Jesus said when He went away back to heaven that He was sending the Holy Spirit in His place, to be our comforter and our companion. So we have a built in, real alive God called the Spirit of God, who dwells in us. We should never be lonely. But many Christians are terribly lonely. Some people are lonely because their family has moved to a new town and they have struggled to make new friends. It is hard to break into an established crowd who have known each other for a long time. Other people are lonely in their marriage, because they have drifted apart and they no longer seem able to find the words to speak to one another. Some people are lonely because they feel nobody understands them. They have ideas and thoughts and things they like, which seem to be different from everyone else. Is that you? Are you lonely today?

The good news of the gospel is that Jesus came to be your friend. Moses was a friend of God. Jesus was close to His disciples. We even read of times when John was leaning against Jesus breast at dinner time. Jesus was a close friend and companion with his disciples and he wants the same relationship with you. The way this relationship works is it starts by you receiving Jesus as your Lord and Saviour. If you have done that, then it requires fellowship, every day. This is where many Christians go wrong. They spend no time with God, and then they wonder why their Christian walk seems so tough. The way we spend time with God is through reading the Bible and through prayer. Something supernatural happens when we read the Bible and we pray. Our spirits are joined somehow to Christ’s and we feel an energy that comes from the revelation of Him. God imparts wisdom to us as we read the Bible. We get built up in our faith and we feel closer to God. This is fellowship. The more time you spend with someone you love, the more you fall in love. They say that distance makes the heart grow fonder, but that is only in cases where you go away occasionally for a short time. Long periods of being apart will break, not make a relationship.

Make sure that you pray every day. It is really simple and quick and you do not need to say any special words. You don’t have to sound like those people in church who pray publicly either. Just be yourself and chat with God the way you would chat to a friend! Jesus is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

5 thoughts on “Lonely Christians

  1. Reply isaella Apr 5,2014 12:07 am

    yes, i’m lonely today. not only today, but everyday. i’m 20 and i never had friends, it’s hard to me make friends, im very shy and quite person. No, more than shy and im introverted. All my years at school was horrible and lonely, also in the church. Everywhere i go I see people with their friends and im not, this is painful. The only people I talk is my family who lives with me. I pray to God to make me different because I cant take this loneliness anymore. Make friends seems so easy for some people but for me is almost impossible. I know Jesus is my best friend and I can talk to him anytime but how can I hear Him?

  2. Reply Anthony Apr 8,2014 12:25 pm

    He know you more than you know Him. Trust His heart. He will makes you to be a lovely person for all people.

  3. Reply pablocampis Apr 8,2014 6:58 pm

    There’s a lonelyness that you’re not covering, and it’s the ministry lonelyness that many pastors and missionaries suffer. Pastors listen everyone’s problems, and sometimes there’s nobody to listen to him. Please, pray for all the ones in ministry too.

  4. Reply Michael Apr 8,2014 9:13 pm

    Hi I’m michael & will love to be friends with you.. I understand how frustrating being lonely can be but you can always overcome it by getting closer to God & doing what to like. You can join a group in church & try to be more open minded & less shy. Here’s my email michaelodesoji@gmail.com, @sleekmic on twitter. Will love to hear from you. God bless you.

  5. Reply Julia Apr 10,2014 6:15 pm

    Hi, isaella, here i will share my testimony, its quite similar, but the solution is the same, ‘by asking in prayer’
    Hope you will encouraged 🙂
    I was once a shy person, i have disability to speak fluently amd speechless when I was talking direct to someone I am not close with(some teachers,acquaintance, etc..) i wanted to speak fluent and express out as what I could imagine in my mind, i want to be friendly, I want to be brave to speak out, but I kept failing to make it. and also I was lack of confidence about myself. I was shy.

    But one day, I realise I should talk about this to God, through prayer I ask in His name, because I have a dream to bring people get to know Christ, that means I should speak out the truth to people surround me, even more than that. I want to serve, i want to do as what he has commanded before he rose to heaven, it is to tell the gospels, and spread it. I kept praying about it.. Because I can’t stay with this disability anymore. I kept trusting and believing if his miracles are true. And i prayed so that his will be done and not mine because his plan is always the best. I couldn’t remember if it was after months or years , but all i know is.. I have changed alot today, i become braver and braver and now, i speak about it to my friend, i could speak better right know.. And its time for me to speak in the truth..now I’ve been quite comfortable to speak with someone I was not close with, for I know I should help them out to know Jesus, for this love of saving them casts away fear. And fear is from the devil and not from God.
    its all through processes, you should be patient, Jesus might not answer you direct with his own voice, but he might answer your prayer by the result you receive, it may take days, week, months, or years but he will never be too late, he knows what’s the best for you. His timing is perfect.So never give up, keep praying. Because by asking, you will get. Have faith. Keep believing, you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you. I will pray about you, but remember keep on trying to train to overcome your shyness and try to speak and be friendly to others, because you will never walk on water before you get out of the boat, trust God he will help you during the process if you try. Its not that easy at first, but its going to be worth it at the end. Never lose hope. There’s alot of miracles that happened, for he helped me out from my problems. He is the reason im living today, and I live for Him.
    .
    if you say you’re lonely, remember God is with you, His spirit lives in you if you live in Him. Remain in Him and He will remain in you.

    and btw, i’d glad to be your friend if you want, may be we can get to know each other and help out each other 🙂
    My twitter @juliatiodora
    email: juliatiodora@yahoo.co.id

    I’d love to hear from you
    Jesus bless you isaella

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