Category: Friendship

Hope For Loneliness

Although loneliness and being alone can go hand in hand, this isn’t necessarily always the case. Some of the time, being alone isn’t a negative thing unless it is causing the person to feel an inner emptiness. Loneliness is a frequently expressed complaint in counseling, both secular and Christian. Loneliness and insecurity often occur simultaneously, and that often bears destructive fruit. A lonely person is tempted to cope with the pain with something — anything — that might bring some relief. If that relief is not found in Christ, the loneliness will continue to be a struggle.

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A Friend Loves

I believe one of the reasons God created friendship was so that we could help each other. If one of us falls down, the other can help her up. This is true in the literal sense, as well as in the spiritual sense. If my friend falls into unbelief, hopelessness, fear, or any of the other troubles that plague us as humans, I can help her up as she opens her heart to me for encouragement and discipleship.

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Forgotten Saints

This is where you and I come in. As we seek to minister to those in our church and our community, it is easy to forget these elderly ladies. After all, we don’t see them. Unless someone brings them to church, we may never meet them, or even know that they exist. You and I must actively seek out opportunities to serve these dear ones. Talk to your Women’s Ministry Leaders, or the Deacons in your church. Ask if they have a list of “shut-ins” (I really don’t like that term, but it is the most common one for this group), and begin to make contact.

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