Bible Verses about Loneliness
With the winter season approaching, I know that a lot of women are struggling with the loneliness of being single. The anxiety and sadness about having to spend another holiday season alone.
Loneliness is internal.
It’s a hole inside of you that you are trying to fill and no matter the number of people, money or things you have you can’t seem to fill it.
Because it’s a void that can only be filled by God.
In order to cure your loneliness from the inside out, you need to cultivate a relationship with God. He created you and knows every part of you. Therefore he is the only one that can fill that void.
He knows the desire the desires of your heart and cares to bring you joy in a time of waiting.
The following scriptures are encouraging bible verses about feeling alone and how to deal with it.
Here are 10 Bible Verses about Loneliness to encourage single women.
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The below Bible Verses have been quoted from the Life Application Study Bible (NIV).
10 Bible Verses About Loneliness
1. Psalm 25:16
Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted.
Loneliness and depression are too often dealt with alone due to shame and fear. But sometimes all you need to do is to call on God and let him know ‘I am lonely’. He will do his work in your situation and show you grace.
2. Isaiah 41:10
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
I think that the greatest pain you experience being lonely is that you feel abandoned and unloved at times. This can easily lead to anxiety and fear because you feel as if the weight of the world rests on your shoulders.
Thankfully God has chosen us as his people. And that means that he is with us and strengthens us every step of the way.
3. 1 Peter 5:7
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
If you have read any other blog post on Bible Verses that I have on my website then you know that this scripture is a must for me.
Anxiety is one of these emotions that are triggered whenever I feel restless. And with loneliness a lot of times our thoughts run wild and lead us down a dark hole of what if’s.
So, if your feeling of loneliness is mostly triggered by the fact that you are single and are getting worried that this state might last longer than you hoped, then I challenge you to truly surrender your cares to God. He knows and cares for you and will give you comfort.
Loneliness in the Bible
4. Psalm 139:7-10
Where can I go from your spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.
A lot of times when I feel lonely, I also feel alone. Meaning that it feels like suddenly there is no one around to support, encourage or love me.
But the Bible is very clear that there is nowhere you can go that God is not present and with you. Rest assured that even when you feel sad and lonely God is right by your side and willing to guide you out of this season if you desire.
5. Joshua 1:5-6
No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with; I will never leave you nor forsake you.
We all know the story of Moses. He wandered through the wilderness and took on the most lonely job there is – shepherd.
And even though it took years of solitude for Moses to grown into the man that would eventually lead Israel out of Egypt, God was always with him. Remember that the night is the darkest, right before sunset.
God is always there, even when you can’t see him.
6. Psalm 68:5-6
A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling. God sets the lonely in families, he leads out the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.
I believe this is the most encouraging bible verse in this compilation because it reassures us that our God is close to the ones hurting.
No matter what the reason is for your loneliness, God wants you to be part of his family of believers and will provide you with a community to lift your sadness and loneliness.
How to deal with loneliness
7. Isaiah 43:2-3
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel…
Let’s be honest for a moment and acknowledge that life is hard. It has ups and downs and more often than not the downs leave us feeling overwhelmed, burned out and feeling alone.
But through it all, we have God who gives us air to breathe, peace so that we can rest and hope so that we can look forward to the future.
Don’t allow your current season to get the best of you and instead make it a point to write it in your prayer journal, memorize and repeat these bible verses about loneliness daily.
8. Philippians 4:6-7
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
As mentioned in the last point, it is so important that you talk to God about your feeling. Find out what does the bible say about being lonely and single? And even start a loneliness bible study.
By focusing on the word of God and drawing near to him you will feel encouraged, even though you feel broken-hearted and lonely.
How to overcome loneliness
9. John 14:27
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
I know that you think that all you need now is company, friends, family and maybe a partner. But I can assure you that unless you find peace in this season of singleness, you will end up feeling lonely even when you are surrounded by people or a wife later on.
God’s peace surpasses all understanding and is what keeps us going in the midst of suffering.
10. Psalm 34:17
The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.
Last but not least, I want to leave you with this important promise and that is that God hears your cries and your prayers. In his perfect timing, he is the one that will help you overcome the loneliness of being single. Trust in him.
The ultimate cure against loneliness
Don’t allow the world corrupt you into thinking you are alone out here when in reality you have the holy spirit by your side every day. Jesus didn’t leave you unarmed against your own thoughts and the lies of the enemy.
Instead, he equipped you with the holy spirit that speaks Jesus’ truth. Cultivate your own relationship with the holy spirit to experience real joy.
I pray these Bible verses about loneliness to encourage you in your single season.