There are times when we feel like no one really loves us or cares about us.
We might have a family member hurt us or cut us out of their life. We might
go through a breakup or deal with teasing from people who we thought were
our friends. There are times when we get lonely and feel sad, but God is
there for us in those times.
In John 15, Jesus talks about us being His friends. He talks about the love
He has for us. He gives us hope we can hold onto when we are feeling
lonely. Who better to have as a friend than Jesus?
Even when others don’t accept us, God accepts us fully. He wants to be our
friend, and He is the One who has made our friendship possible. If we’ve
put our trust in Jesus, we get to be His friends. We never have to be alone
again. In those times when people hurt us and when we feel rejected, God is
there. Jesus is by our side, and He knows firsthand what it feels like to
be hurt and rejected by people. He was willing to go to the cross for us
and endure all that suffering, both physically and emotionally, so we could
be in relationship with God. Even death could not stop His love. Jesus rose
from the dead and promised to be with His followersforever.
When we feel all alone, Jesus is our companion in suffering. When we feel
like the people around us are done with us and they don’t want to be in our
lives any longer, we can reach out to God. He is always there, ready to
wrap us in His arms of love. We are never truly alone or abandoned. Emily
When do you feel alone?
If someone has hurt you deeply, who is a trusted adult you could talk to
about setting up healthy boundaries?
If you have questions about what it means to be in relationship with God
through Jesus, see our “Know Jesus” page.
Even if my father and mother abandon me, the Lord will hold me close. Psalm
Ephesians 3:17; Mark 14:43-Mark 14:52; John 15:9-John 15:16; Psalm 27:10