I discovered today that the word “lonely” appears only three times in the Bible (well, at least in the translation known as the English Standard Version). One of those times is in Psalm 25 where David writes:
“Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted.
The troubles of my heart are enlarged; bring me out of my distresses.”
The next few weeks will undoubtedly get a bit lonely for all of us. While many of us have families and still have some personal connection, many people in our congregation live alone. I feel for them most of all in this time.
King David writes wise words as he turns to the Lord to help. He turns to the Lord for grace. He turns to the Lord to bring him out of his distress.
I hope you are also able to turn to your fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, to your neighbors, and hopefully we can make it through this time together with the Lord’s help (and an assist from technology).
God’s blessings on your day. Keep the Faith.