Let Him fill that Lonely Place
One of the greatest problems that people face in today’s society is loneliness. I think everyone at one time, or another have experienced loneliness in their lives. The single person, the person who moved to a new city, the person who has suffered a great loss, the person who has went through a divorce, the person who feels misunderstood, the person who can’t make friends and the list goes on and on. Feeling isolated, empty, different, grief stricken, excluded or abandoned can cause our hearts to feel lonely and desperate for that void to be filled. I know that lonely feeling, but I also know how to overcome the loneliness and who can fill it.
I have experienced loneliness and it was some of the hardest times of my life. I remember after my divorce, I felt so abandoned, alone, forsaken, my spirit was crushed, and I felt like a failure. You don’t get married to one day be alone with two small children. Although I had family that loved me and friends who supported me, the loneliness I felt could not be filled by family and friends. I longed for something that was gone and the loneliness I felt was overwhelming at times. I remember just crying out to God asking Him to come and fill this lonely spot in my heart and to help me be content until the man HE had for me came along…..I asked and I received. I began pouring my heart and time into God. I cherished this time as I drew closer and closer to God. He filled that very spot in my heart that had longed to be filled. He filled me up with hope, with joy and with contentment. Contentment being alone until the man He had for me came back into my life and He did….my wonderful husband of 16 years.
What I learned is that there is no substance, drug, person, or activity that could fill the loneliness in my heart and the longing I felt to be accepted but God! He accepted me…broken, lonely, abandoned and different. He filled that lonely hole in my heart with a burning desire to follow after Him and that is all I needed.
There are many who feel lonely and they just don’t know why they are lonely. They feel restless in life and know that something is missing. That something is God. We were made in His image and we were made to love and serve God so without God, a person is lonely and can feel complete isolation from the world. What we have to know is that God is right there, waiting and knocking on the door just waiting for us to ask Him to come in. Until we open that door and ask Him to come in, we will feel isolated and alone. Once that door is opened, God walks in and satisfies EVERY lonely part of our lives. There is no other source of joy and fulfillment than the presence of God in our lives and hearts. Ask God to fill every lonely aspect of your life and He will. Ask and you shall receive! He will comfort you when you feel lonely and He will be with you always. You are NEVER alone because God is with you always. Just talk to Him and let Him fill that lonely place with His peace, love, joy and contentment.
Prayer of Loneliness:
Dear Heavenly Father I come to you today and I ask you to fill every lonely and broken piece of my life. I feel so lonely at times and I find myself trying to satisfy those lonely pieces with things and people, other than you. Today, I ask you to fill me with your Holy Spirit so that I will never be lonely again. I ask you to take all of the pieces of my life that are missing so that I may live in peace, contentment and joy. Help me forgive those who have brought me to this lonely place in my life so that I can be freed to move on and be victorious in you. You said in your word that you will never leave us or forsake us, and I thank you for that promise so that I will never be alone or lonely again. Thank you for loving me and for the promise to never leave my side. In Jesus name I pray….Amen!
Bible Verses of Loneliness:
Isaiah 54:10 “Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you.”
Deuteronomy 31:6 “Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.”
Psalms 18:6 “In my distress I called upon the Lord and cried out to my God; He heard my voice from His temple, and my cry came before Him, even to His ears.”