How is it that you can have someone tugging at your shirt all day and still feel lonely? Loneliness is a result of not feeling connected. Sometimes you just can’t connect with a child who only wants to watch the same movie 13 times in a row!
Add to it when you can’t get out or there’s so many activities that you can’t get out with friends.
It’s real and it affects all of us.
Friends sometimes shy away thinking childcare is difficult or worried you’ll bring children and it could ruin the night. Even at work, you might be incorrectly labeled because you can’t stay as late as the others. Mothers can become focused because of our limited time that social interactions are often the first thing to get cut.
The task of trying to find “mommy friends” can sometimes highlight the loneliness. Why is it so hard to make friends as an adult?
Overcoming loneliness isn’t always about needing to be in a room full of people.
It’s about being seen by the right person. Luckily, we have someone in our corner who always sees us – Christ.
Whether we are right or wrong, being obedient or having to learn a hard lesson – He is always with us and never forsakes us.
There are times when I feel like I should be alone simply because of something I’ve done or not done. But in reality, God goes with us – even when we aren’t the shining example of a perfect woman. We are never perfect and He knows this better than anyone else. He makes the perfect match for our imperfectness by hanging with us through it all.
What lies ahead of us may terrify or scare us. Through it all, He remains a steadfast comfort by our side – we are never alone.
We might not always have the ability to be seen by people around us, spouses get busy and distracted, friends and family have their own lives, and sometimes we’re forced to look internally when times are hard. I challenge you, to also look up. Because there you will find a companion, a friend, a father. He wants to know what’s going on and how you are doing.
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
Though my father and mother forsake me, the LORD will receive me.Psalm 27:10
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.Isaiah 41:10
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