This Week's Takeaway

Most days, it feels like we’re more connected to each other than we’ve ever been. With modern communication, the internet, and social networking, anyone in the world is just keystrokes away. And yet survey after survey continues to show that people struggle with feeling lonely and isolated. Interestingly, even in Biblical times, we find people feeling lonely and isolated, crying out to God for help. There is a great deal we can learn from scripture that can carry us through periods of loneliness in our own lives and help others with theirs. This week in worship, Pastor Laura shared a message with us that offered hope and promise as we seek to live out God's plan for us to be connected with others even in today's busy world. 

Below you will find scriptures to encourage you when you are feeling lonely or isolated.

SCRIPTURES FOR WHEN YOU FEEL LONELY

Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff—they comfort me. -Psalm 23:4

Father of orphans and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation. God gives the desolate a home to live in; he leads out the prisoners to prosperity, but the rebellious live in a parched land. -Psalm 68:5-6

Be strong and bold; have no fear or dread of them, because it is the Lord your God who goes with you; he will not fail you or forsake you. -Deuteronomy 31:6

For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. -Romans 8:38-39

Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you. -1 Peter 5:7

See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are. The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. -1 John 3:1

Keep your lives free from the love of money, and be content with what you have; for he has said, “I will never leave you or forsake you. -Hebrews 13:5