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How to find comfort in the midst of loneliness

October 8, 2012

For my father and my mother have forsaken me,
            but the LORD will take me in.

Psalm 27:10

Perhaps you remember the famous rock star, Janice Joplin, who was popular back in the late 1960s. She drew huge crowds wherever she played all over the country. Sadly, her talent was wasted when she died of a drug overdose in her hotel room.

Joplin had made it to the top of the music industry. She was at the pinnacle of her career, ready to record another inevitably successful album. Yet when she wasn’t on stage, she was lonely. She was reported to have said, “When I’m not performing, I just stay around my hotel room, do drugs, and feel so lonely.”

Isn’t it amazing how someone can be so successful, have so many admirers and people around, yet be so lonely? The enemy will lie to us and tell us the cure for loneliness is found in the pleasures of the world. But as Janice Joplin aptly illustrates, it isn’t at all.

The only respite you and I will ever have for loneliness is through our relationship with Jesus Christ. When we are firmly placed in Him and have others who encourage us through Him, we can be sure that while we may have feelings of loneliness at times, we’ll never walk alone!


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