Looking for Bible Verses For Loneliness?
Sometimes seasons of loneliness can feel like an endless night.
If you’re struggling with loneliness, I know this may sound ironic, but know that you’re not alone, in two senses.
One, everyone experiences loneliness at different points in their lives.
Whether you’re struggling with loneliness romantically, or you don’t have a support system of friends or family that you can turn to, you are not alone in what you’re going through.
Even if you are in a relationship, or you have a wonderful friendship or family, who you are surrounded by, you are not immune to loneliness.
You may even feel lonely because of a loss, a breakup, or because you are going through something that no one understands or can help you through.
Two, if you are in Christ, you are not alone because Jesus is with you.
Sometimes it may not feel that way, or we may forget that He is with us, or don’t understand the value of what that truly means.
Whichever kind of loneliness you’re enduring today, God is able to fill you with His presence and comfort you through His word.
I have compiled a few verses that you can turn to during your season of loneliness.
I hope that they will fill you with hope, and with the knowledge that God is with you, even when no one else is.
Bible Verses for Loneliness
“Though my father and mother forsake me,
the Lord will receive me.”
There are many different kinds of loneliness that we can experience in life.
But I believe that this verse not only shows us God’s heart for those who are lonely or forsaken, but that even in the event when our own flesh and blood, may turn their back on us.
He will take us in. How much truer is this of any other situation where we are abandoned or forsaken?
Even in the painful loneliness of being forsaken by those who are meant to care for us the most, we can find comfort in the one who truly cares for us the most.
There is no greater place to turn to than your Heavenly Father, who will not hide His face from you in your need, but will receive you with gladness.
“What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?”
“He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? “
“Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies.”
“Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.”
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?”
“For your sake we face death all day long;
we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”
“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.”
“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,”
When we are feeling lonely, it can be easy for our minds to run wild. We may become more prone to believing things that are contrary to God’s word.
Some examples of those kinds are that we are “nothing, worthless, all alone” or sometimes you may feel like no one cares for you, notices you, or even loves you.
Those are painful thoughts to experience, and it’s something that I wish on no one.
In those times, it is not especially important to turn to what God’s word says, so that we can be equipped to fight against those invasive and defeating thoughts.
One of the verses that we can turn to in those times is Romans 8:31-38, which reminds us of the love of God.
I love this verse because it shows us that there is nothing on all the earth, in heaven, or in hades, that can separate us from the love of God in Christ, not even our loneliness.
When those thoughts show up, be reminded of God’s love for you, and right against them with His truth.
“Turn to me and be gracious to me,
for I am lonely and afflicted.”
What do you do in your loneliness? Where do you turn to? Sometimes the feelings of loneliness can grow to feel even more hopeless when we are turning to temporary things to fill it.
But I love how the Psalmist turned to God, and asked God to turn to him and be gracious to him.
He was experiencing a time of loneliness and affliction. He knew that it was only through God’s grace that he could find comfort, and relief from the weight of loneliness and affliction.
It’s important for us to remember that we have a personal relationship with God. He is personal.
When we turn to Him we are turning to someone who cares for us, and who wants to spend time with us.
Whether we want to spend time with Him, is often the real question.
If there is one grace that we can find in loneliness, it is using that loneliness to truly seek God’s face,
to get into His word, and to realize that with Him, we are never truly alone. He is the best company we could possibly keep.
“So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
When you’re feeling lonely, there are often other emotions that accompany that loneliness.
You may think of the future and fear that you may never belong to a good community, or that you will never get married, or feel anything other than this loneliness.
But God’s word speaks even louder than those fearful thoughts. He tells us in His word that we don’t have to be afraid.
Not because your circumstances have changed, or because you are no longer struggling with loneliness.
No, He tells us that we don’t have to be afraid because He is with us. He is with you.
Think about that. God, who nothing in the world can possibly compare to, is with You. That is why you don’t have to be afraid or dismayed.
If He is your God, and you trust in Him, truly trust in Him, He will strengthen you and help you. He will uphold you with His righteous right hand.
“A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows,
is God in his holy dwelling.”
“God sets the lonely in families,
he leads out the prisoners with singing;
but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.”
This verse reveals a lot about God’s heart for people. He sees those who are afflicted, He sees the ones who are hurting and lonely, and He cares for them.
In your loneliness, know for certain that God cares for you. He is a father to those who have no father, and a defender to the widows.
Those who are lonely, He sets in families, and we as Christians get to be a part of that family through the body of Christ.
If you are particularly struggling with loneliness in the sense of friendships and community, I encourage you to be a part of a church and join a group or bible study.
If you are struggling to find one, continue to pray to God to lead you to a God honoring church and community who will take you in.
Whenever you feel lonely and like you’re on your own, don’t forget to look up.
Remember that God is with you, and that He will draw near to you as you draw near to Him.
His word is a firm foundation and comfort for all our human struggles, including our loneliness.