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Lonely. It is the saddest of words. One can feel lonely in the middle of a crowd. It can be at a party. At church. At the mall. At home.

Lonely often speaks to you….
“You are not enough.”
“Why can’t you fit in.”
“No one ever likes you.”
“What is wrong with you.”

The voice of lonely can almost sound like truth. ALMOST. But if you listen closely, you will hear truth. You hear the voice of the One, Who created you for connection, reminding you that you are His friend.

Lonely is about connection. Connecting in a way that is deeper, soul bared to soul. Vulnerability. Transparency. Exposed.

The world would have us convinced that it is having bajillions of Facebook friends & likes.

Loneliness has dissipated for me at those times when I have stayed connected to Him & permitted Him to nurture the outside relationships for me. It is then that I have found the most meaningful of friendships, the ones that last a lifetime.
This morning I realized it is because of this truth….”God sets the lonely in families, he leads forth the prisoners with singing.” (Psalm 68: 6 NIV).

Then I am lonely no more.

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