Read Romans 8:31-39. Have you ever felt lonely? I can remember times in my life when I’ve sat in a room – in a bedroom, even in an office – and felt all alone. I can even recall times I’ve felt lonely even in a crowd.
Loneliness is a scourge of our age, and it has been made worse by the global pandemic we journeyed through. Many people have been left locked down in their homes for months at a time, feeling very lonely. Some have lost loved ones – loved ones they couldn’t even properly say goodbye too because of certain restrictions – and have been left all alone and grieving.
The antidote to loneliness is this: there is nothing that can ever separate you from God’s love for you. No situation can ever pull you apart from God’s love – not even a global pandemic. There is nowhere you can go – even in lockdown – where his love isn’t. Whenever you feel lonely, look at God’s love and realise that the Creator of the universe loves you, now and for ever. You can’t stop him from loving you!
THINK IT OVER
Think about the following:
• What is the closest you have come to feeling the despair and loneliness of being separated from God?