Nearly one out of three older Americans are lonely, according to a recent study. The study revealed that the biggest shift in loneliness rose among the younger generations.

Loneliness is distress caused by a lack of satisfactory relationships, not just being alone.

Loneliness

is distress caused

by a lack of satisfactory

relationships,

not just being alone.

In fact, scientists are discovering the generation that leans heavily on social media tends to feel more isolated.

Loneliness to the unbeliever is a symptom of our emotional, physical and spiritual separation from God, and we can only truly remedy this by seeking Christ as our Savior.

Loneliness to the believer can occur during the same emotional, physical, or spiritual situations, but these conditions do not separate us from God.

The Bible tells us that God will never leave us nor forsake us.

Deuteronomy 31:8

 Romans 8:35-39

In fact, the Bible makes it clear; nothing can separate us from God.

“Does it mean God no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death?

No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.

And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow, not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Whatever the cause of loneliness, for the Christian, the cure is always the same the comforting fellowship of Christ our Lord.

Until next time, Pam

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