Sometimes being a mom can feel lonely. In those moments, I draw from these Bible verses for when you feel alone.
Relying on the Word of God is important. Our feelings change and can be skewed by the world’s views. The Word of God is unchanging and yet living.
It is a powerful weapon against the enemy’s attacks and lies. When Satan tempted Jesus, THE WORD, Jesus used Scripture to combat the enemy’s attack. If THE WORD used Scripture to battle the enemy, how much more important for us!
What Does God Say About Feeling Alone?
We are meant for fellowship and community. We are told several times not to forsake gathering together and to bear one another’s burdens.
Even without a pandemic, things can get busy, or we can become disconnected.
The enemy would love nothing more than to destroy our reliance on the Lord. Making people feel lonely is a key tool he uses to further divide us from other believers as well as the Lord. To make us feel alone in our troubles, or even in life in general is an effective means to chip away at what God has planned for us.
God is not unaware of this. There are many times in Scripture that God assures His people that they are not alone. That He is with them. That they should take courage and not fear because He is with us. And, we are even told that if we are intentional about drawing near to God, He will draw near to us.
One of my favorite promises to hold onto in times of loneliness is that Jesus himself said that He is with us “always-even to the end of the age”.
Today I would like to share what the Bible says about depression and loneliness and some scriptures on loneliness and emotion.
Bible Verses for When You Feel Alone
Here are some of my favorite Bible verses for when you feel alone.
- “Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the LORD your God is the one who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.” Deut 31:6 NASB
“For the Lord you God is the one who goes with you” I absolutely love this verse. He does not fail or forsake those whom He has called.
- Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go. Josh 1:9 NASB
“The Lord is with you wherever you go.” When we are walking according to His calling and purpose, we are never alone.
- Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? If I ascend to heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in [fn]Sheol, behold, You are there. If I take the wings of the dawn, if I dwell in the remotest part of the sea, even there Your hand will lead me, and Your right hand will lay hold of me.” Psalm 139:7-10 NASB
Where can we flee from the presence of the Lord? What a comfort!
- The Lord your God is in your midst, A victorious warrior. He will rejoice over you with joy, He will be quiet in His love, He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy. Zeph 3:17 NASB
Another translation is He will quiet you with His love. He rejoices over us with joy. What a beautiful reminder of what being part of His chosen people means!
- ‘Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you,Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’ Is 41:10 NASB
When we are focused on what is going on around us instead of the Lord, we miss going to Him for strength.
- 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. Ps 25:16-17 NASB
I have prayed this as a prayer many times. There is something soothing about praying Scripture, and the Psalms are often my go-to.
Coming before the Lord and telling Him how we are feeling and what we are dealing with in our minds is important.
- The Lord is near to the brokenhearted And saves those who are crushed in spirit. Ps 34:18 NASB
God is compassionate. The Word makes it clear that those who are suffering matter to Him.
- Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved. PS 55:22 NASB
We must rely on the Lord to sustain us. To me, if I am relying on anything-even a good thing like friendship- other than God to fulfill me, I am setting up an idol.
- For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39 NASB
Nothing will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus. It is with us always.
- “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matt 28:19-20 NASB
This seems a little odd, right? Like it’s just tacked on here. However, I think that it is to remind us that we have a purpose. One focused on others.
Yes, God made emotions, and it is healthy to allow ourselves to experience them. However, we cannot camp out there. We must return to what we know.
We are called to make disciples. When we shift our focus to others, it really can help with loneliness.
- Casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7 NASB
When we begin to feel upset or anxious about anything, we should bring it before the Lord in prayer. He cares for us, and wants us to turn to Him for peace and comfort, just as a child would turn to an earthly parent for comfort.
- Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. Philippians 4:6-8 NASB
Pairing casting our cares on Him with a characteristic focus on what is true, honorable, right, etc is huge in our mindsets.
Does that mean we will never feel lows or lonely? No. However, if we are intentional about focusing on the Lord and what He has and is doing in our lives, our perspectives are different.
- If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. Col 3:1-2 NASB
When we characteristically set our hearts and minds on the things above, it really does help keep things in proper focus.
- And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it. 1 Cor 12:26 NASB
We are members of the body of Christ. We are called to bear one another’s burdens. If one part of the body suffers, the rest suffer with it. If we injure our finger, the rest of the body care for it, taking care to treat it and help it heal.
- Bear one another’s burdens, and thereby fulfill the law of Christ. Gal 6:2 NASB
Sometimes we need to reach out. Ask for help, allow people to see the less than perfect. Admit that we are struggling with loneliness.
A Prayer for Loneliness
Your Word says that we are to cast our care upon You because You care for us. I am lonely Lord. I am choosing to draw near to You and set my mind on You.
Thank you for being with me.
You made me for community, please help me connect with my sisters in the body. Take me out of my comfort zone. Open my eyes to those around me that are lonely as well. Give me opportunities to reach out and be Your love and grace to them.
Thank you for putting such comforting promises in Your Word to remind us that you are with us and care for us.
We ask these things in the precious name of Jesus, amen.
How do you pray for loneliness?
We are made for community. To be a part of the Body of Christ. Sometimes the body does fail to recognize and help its members. Other times it is because we have shut ourselves off from the body. Be prayerful about your situation and follow the Spirit’s lead. Step out in faith, either be honest with the community of believers you are in, or to find a body of believers to join.
Related Posts and Resources:
- Bible Studies for Women
- 13 Bible Verses About Patience in Hard Times
- What the Bible Says About Finding Joy In Suffering
- Hannah in the Bible – 4 Lessons from Her Story
Meet the Author:
Robbi Bittle is a wife and homeschool mom of 5 blessings. She is passionate about natural living and sharing her faith with her children. Find more from Robbi at her blog.