If You Are Lonely. . .

Loneliness is hard. We all want relationships with other people, but there are times when we don't have anyone else who can be close to us. The good news is that God has promised that he will never leave us or forsake us (Hebrews 13:5), and Jesus has said, "Surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age" (Matthew 28:20). Have you trusted Jesus as your Savior and Lord? If not, I would invite you to go here to learn about the one who has promised never to forsake those who believe in him.

Do you know Jesus as Savior? Cling to the Lord, whose faithfulness and mercy never fail. Trust that God is good, and run to him. As the Psalmist has said,

"But as for me, it is good to be near God. I have made the Sovereign Lord my refuge; I will tell of all your deeds." (Psalm 73:28)

Even though we're separated by distance, we are united in Christ. So I'd like to pray with you. . . .

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Lord, for this person, my sister or brother in Christ, I ask your mercy. You know them inside and out; you know everything that's happened in their life today, and you are with them even now. I pray that your grace would take hold of their heart and that you would comfort them in their loneliness. Surround them with your Spirit and give them peace.

Lord, we know that you are the Wonderful Counselor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace. We are comforted by your great and precious promises--these promises which do not fail us--and we thank you for your wondrous love.

Lord, I ask now that you would comfort this person as they open their heart before you. You know what has brought them to this point, and you also know what the future holds. Help this person to trust in you more fully and completely, to believe and know that you are good. Lead them gently through this difficult time with your mercy and your truth.

Spend some time telling the Lord what's on your mind. Whether you stay at the computer or go elsewhere, whether you use words from the Bible or pray in your own words, tell the Lord what's been going on and ask for his help.

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Thank you for letting me pray with you.

If you haven't done so yet, please spend some time with the Lord, just the two of you. Tell him what's going on and what you are struggling with.

Next, make a plan for what you will do now. It doesn't have to be detailed, but it helps to set something in place. The following links may help you make that plan or encourage you as you continue to seek the Lord.

Or, you can return to the main page of the Lysamena Project on Self-Injury