Alone is having no one else around, being by yourself. Lonely describes a feeling of sadness from isolation or abandonment. One can be alone without feeling lonely. And one could be surrounded by people and yet feel very lonely.
Have you ever felt lonely even though you were surrounded by others? Sometimes you can be around family or friends and still feel like you are all alone. You feel empty inside, a feeling of being invisible, being ignored, and or feeling unloved and like no one cares.
Loneliness can be normal, and can be an indicating factor of an underlying disease when feelings become extremely all-consuming and interfere with your daily life. Loneliness is NO fun. It is apparently bad for you. People who are lonely may be a greater risk for some types of inflammatory diseases.
Although loneliness is not considered a mental illness in and of itself, it is, however, strongly linked to mental health issues.
What are some ways to deal with your feelings of loneliness?
- Face your feelings of loneliness….don’t run away from your feelings….
- Don’t judge yourself for feeling lonely….no time for a pity party….
- Figure out how much connection you need and work towards it….Don’t forget you need others….
- Dismiss your belief that no one understands you….There’s nothing wrong with your feelings….if necessary find someone you can talk to….
- Reconnect with your original self….connect with love ❤️…..God is love….
Does the Bible say anything about loneliness, feeling alone?
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you, he will never leave you nor forsake you.”Deuteronomy 31:6 NIV (New International Version)
“Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted.”Psalm 25:16 NIV
“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.”Isaiah 41:10 NIV
A Prayer for Loneliness:
“Heavenly Father, I need your comfort as I am feeling lonely. Help me to remember that you see me even when others don’t. Be with me through this trial I am going through. Help me understand that I am going through this for a reason and that you will see me through this; That I can conquer this because you are with me.”
God bless. Remember even when you feel lonely, you are never alone. God is with you always. God loves you.
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