2.  Strengthen your relationship with the Lord by establishing a daily routine of time with Him.  Psalm 91:1 says, "He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty."  Take time each day to read the Bible and pray.


3.  Learn to rely on God completely.  One of my favorite verses is Proverbs 3:5-6.  It says, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight."  You can trust God!


There are many other verses of Scripture that will help you or someone you know in the struggle with loneliness.  Take some time to read through each of these verses:

* Deuteronomy 31:6

* Joshua 1:5

* Joshua 1:9

* Isaiah 41:10

* Isaiah 43:2

* Psalm 102:1-7

* Jeremiah 1:8

* Hebrews 13:5

* Romans 8:31

* Romans 8:37


I know the Lord will encourage you as you pray these verses into your life!


As I conclude, please remember there is someone who experienced loneliness just as you have-Jesus.  In fact, He experienced the ultimate pain of loneliness when His Father turned His back on Him on the cross.


Yet despite the pain His death on the cross caused Him, Jesus willingly died because He loved us.  And He rested in the promises of God to endure the pain He suffered.


Today, you may feel as though everyone has forgotten you...that no one can take away the hurt you feel.  But know that Christ loves you and He came to give you fullness of joy.  Even in the midst of difficult times, I pray you will be able to "Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus"!