How to Feel Loved When You Feel Most Alone

Do you ever just feel alone?  Maybe you’ve lost a loved one or are struggling through a challenge.

When surrounded by family and friends you feel loved.  But when they’re gone that loneliness bites again.

I’ve certainly felt that.  I think we all do.

At a time I felt very alone, I asked God to bring me into a relationship with him and I immediately felt his indescribable  love.

Sure I’ve felt lonely at times since then.  Yet I can honestly say, in the midst of those times I’ve truly felt God’s presence the most.

David prayed, “I will see your face; when I awake, I will be satisfied with seeing your likeness.”*

In those alone times, when you wake up, you can feel the most overpowered.   Yet, in that moment is when you can feel God’s presence the most.

You may still feel the pangs of loneliness of course, but feeling God’s love will get you through it and that will be enough for today.

*Psalm 17:15 (NIV)

Sensing God’s Presence in the Midst of Struggles

Number 23 in the series “God Rocks: 101 Amazing Everyday Gifts!” Stories and promises of the awesome blessings God gives us each day. I hope it encourages you today!


We all go through struggles when frankly we feel all alone.

I’ve talked with people who knew they were dying. And no matter how much support they had they walked it alone.

I’ve felt that aloneness too as I’ve gone through struggles. The support of loved ones was tremendous. But in the end I had to walk the path by myself.


Photo Credit: Blake Danger Bentley

Photo Credit: Blake Danger Bentley


We can surround ourselves with others. Stay busy in our jobs. Work diligently on the problems. All of those things are helpful and good.

Yet, when the busyness stops and we pause we feel the weight of facing the challenge alone. And it can feel overwhelming.


We enter into what’s been called “the dark night of the soul.” [Read more…]

Advent #4: Experiencing the Love of Christmas

Christmas amplifies loneliness. It doesn’t create it but it certainly magnifies it.

For some people as they see others enjoying family and friends it brings them face to face with their own emptiness. It’s one reason Christmas is so hard for so many.


Photo Credit: Smabs Sputzer

Photo Credit: Smabs Sputzer


During the year it’s easier to stay busy with work, hobbies and volunteer activities. The loneliness may hide in the shadows but if you stay busy enough you can keep it at bay.


But at Christmas, when everything slows down, many are brought face to face with their emptiness.


And so for a few days they have to deal with the deep hollow in their hearts. [Read more…]

God Rocks #10: Healing for Hurting Relationships

Part of the series “God Rocks: 101 Amazing Everyday Gifts!” Stories and promises of the awesome blessings God gives us each day. I hope it encourages you today!


Divorce in our country is rampant. Over half of all marriages end in it. And by far the majority of serious relationships implode before they ever get to marriage.


Photo: Bert Kaufmann

Photo: Bert Kaufmann



The results are lives devastated. Families destroyed. Friends divided. Hearts broken. Confidence crushed.


Feeling as though your soul has been torn out. Your insides ripped apart.


Often it starts with a thoughtless comment or action. That’s followed by a sharp response. Retaliated by additional actions and words. Until the relationship spirals out of control.

Each feels the other one started it. Each one waits for the other to apologize and make amends.

Each thinks, “Well I’m not the one to blame.” And you know, they might be right. But the destruction is still just as real. [Read more…]