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Every Friday I join a community of bloggers for Five Minute Friday. One word prompt, five minutes. Unedited. The prompt this week is … Lonely.

The dictionary ( defines the word not only as “being without company” but also as “being cut off from others” and “not frequented by human beings.”

Sad descriptions and yet at some point in life, we all can probably relate.

Jesus knew what it was to experience loneliness, being without the company of others. In the Garden, He was left alone when His disciples all fell asleep while He prayed. You can almost hear it in His voice when He asks, ““So, could you not keep watch with Me for one hour?”

God knew none of us would want to feel lonely. He is moved to action, placing us where we need to be.

“God makes a home for the lonely; He leads out the prisoners into prosperity, Only the rebellious dwell in a parched land.” (Psalm 68:6, NASB)

God will place the lonely in families where they will be welcomed. In churches, where they are accepted and find relationship. In friendships, where they will find kinship and fellowship.

And He promises:

“I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. (John 14:18, NASB)

Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5, NIV)

Jesus experienced loneliness,
so we would never need to be lonely.



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