Are you struggling with a lack of encouraging relationships in your life? Maybe it’s your spouse, friends, or you moved to another location and still getting to know people. Are you a single mom with little to no help from relatives or friends? Maybe the kids have moved out of the house and it’s too quiet.
Whatever the reason you’re feeling lonely, it’s time to pull those nasty weeds of ‘woe is me’ from overtaking your life. Instead, it’s time to cultivate our relationships and it all starts with God.
If we have a strong bond with God, it will trickle into our human relationships. We’ll learn how to be content, love one another, and serve well with our gifts and abilities. God is our greatest asset – he’s around 24/7 and never leaves us – isn’t that wonderful?!!
My struggle has always been God responding to me. I ask him questions, and tell him my deepest fears, yet, I don’t hear him audibly. But, He did write a love letter to me and I have a bad habit of forgetting! His love letter is right in the Bible.
What is a Good Bible Verse for Loneliness?
Let’s look at some verses and see what He has to say about feeling terribly lonely and abandoned.
In john 14:18, God says “I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.”
In other words, this is how I should read it…
I will not leave Natalie comfortless, I will come directly to Natalie.
Sounds more personal, right? He’s going to come right to me with comfort!
There are even more Bible verses when you feel like no one cares. It’s time to take a different approach to spiritual matters when we’re struggling with negative, deep-seated emotions.
How Does God Help Us with Loneliness?
If we dwell or entertain these terrible lies the devil whispers to us, it can ruin our lives and our relationships.
Now you try it. Put your names in the blanks below.
God said, “I will not leave ________ comfortless, I will come to _________. “
See, he’s not going to leave you. How about that encouragement for loneliness!
Let’s try another one with Isaiah 41:10.
Fear thou not, ________, for I am with thee. Be not displayed _______, for I am YOUR God. I will strengthen ________, I will help ________, and I will uphold ________ with the right hand of my righteousness
Make more sense now? Does it seem real or truthful since you added your name?
What Does the Bible Say About Depression and Loneliness?
The Bible does talk about our feelings of depression and loneliness. There are scripture verses on how to handle these types of thoughts. It’s very simple, yet super hard to accomplish.
We are to take these nasty, horrible thoughts that are too heavy for us to carry and give it to the Lord through prayer.
God promises that if we seek him, He will give us rest in anything we need a break from to relieve the stress and burdens.
Scriptures for a Lonely Woman
Are you struggling with the overwhelming thoughts and emotions of loneliness? If you are looking for ways to remove the constant barrage of sadness and self-loathing, God’s Word will relieve the broke heart, heavy burdens, and those who are suffering.
Here are some Scriptures on Loneliness in the KJV version that is short, concise, and easy to memorize and understand.
Matthew 11:28 – Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Psalm 147:3 – He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds
Matthew 28:20 – Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
Romans 15:13 – Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.
1 Peter 5:7 – Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
Psalm 34:18 – The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.
Isaiah 49:15 – Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee.
Psalm 27:10 When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take me up.
John 14:18 – I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.
Examples of Loneliness in the Bible
Several women in the Bible would be considered alone or lonely in different areas of their life.Here are a few examples of Faithful Women in the Bible who were isolated and felt alone. You are not alone in feeling lonely, depressed, or insecure with your situation.
Sarah was Lonely and Disappointed
Sarah, Abraham’s wife, was lonely without a child. While she becomes disappointed in her lack of child and takes it upon herself to have one, we find out eventually after many years of struggles, she decides to trust in the Lord to provide for her needs.
Sarah had finally learned her lesson and built her faith in God.
Hagar was Lonely and Isolated
Sarah became jealous and Hagar was bitter during the time of Hagar’s pregnancy of Abraham’s baby Ishmael. She ran off after Sarah’s scolding and felt very alone and isolated. Yet, God comforted her during this difficult time and told her she would be blessed and to go back to Sarah and Abraham’s home.
Hagar was blessed with Ishmael who began an entire nation in the Arabic world.
Miriam was Lonely and Quarantined
Moses’ sister Miriam was a prophetess who contracted leprosy when she sinned against the Lord. She and Aaron were speaking against Moses and questioning his leadership since he married an Ethiopian.
In his humbleness, Moses asked the Lord to heal her. The Lord responded by saying she would be shut out of the camp for seven days and then she could come back to the community.
It would be very lonely to be isolated from everyone within your family and the community. Yet, God was gracious and gave her 7 days of quarantine.
Hannah was Lonely without a Child
In the scriptures, it tells us that Hannah was one of two wives. The other wife was able to conceive, but Hannah was barren. She was lonely without a child and pleaded with God, to dedicate her firstborn if He gave her a child. He answered her prayer and she conceived Samuel and other children.
Scriptures on Loneliness (KJV)
Below is a list of key Lonely Bible Verses you can count on when the worries of life are too much to bear. You’ll never feel lonely when you fully rely on the Lord. Try these passages on loneliness that will melt your troubles away.
Psalm 68:5-6 – A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation. God setteth the solitary in families: he bringeth out those which are bound with chains: but the rebellious dwell in a dry land.
Hebrews 13:5 – Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
Psalm 73:23-26 – Nevertheless I am continually with thee: thou hast holden me by my right hand. Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory. Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee. My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.
Psalm 25:16 – Turn thee unto me, and have mercy upon me; for I am desolate and afflicted.
Deuteronomy 31:6 – Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
1 Samuel 12:22 – For the Lord will not forsake his people for his great name’s sake: because it hath pleased the Lord to make you his people.
Genesis 2:18 – And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
Joshua 1:5 – There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
Psalm 139:7-10 – Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?
If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
Deuteronomy 31:8– And the Lord, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.
Matthew 11:28 – Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
2 Timothy 4:16 – At my first answer no man stood with me, but all men forsook me: I pray God that it may not be laid to their charge.
Prayer for Loneliness Bible Verse
If you’d like some help getting started on how to pray, let’s look at some key Bible Verses for the Lonely that we can use as a guideline to talk to the Lord.
Dear Heavenly Father,
As I walk through the valley of the shadow of death and loneliness, your promise to comfort me when I’m lonely is so assuring. Your promise that I will fear no evil when You are present is assuming the possible. Your promise that when I wade through treacherous waters and the heat of the fire, it will attest to your everlasting peace for me. Thank you, Lord, for your promises. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Psalm 23:4- Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Isaiah 43:2 – When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.
As Christian women, we are constantly battling our distracting thoughts. If you are struggling with loneliness, depression, or any suicidal thoughts, please pray to the Lord for strength and comfort.
He is our guide and our director for life. He will never leave you nor forsake you but you must TRUST in Him. It’s time to strengthen our faith — all it takes is the size of a mustard seed. Are you ready to grow spiritually? If so, stop wasting time with sorrow, instead, start cultivating your faith seed.