Loneliness – Believe, Prayer

“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will
strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
Isaiah 41:10 ESV
Of all the years I have been working with disabled folks and Kapuna, I think their
greatest pain is loneliness. We try to give them medications, therapy, and group
and it just doesn’t fill the void. Psychologists write a pile of complex peer review
journals on how to mitigate feelings of loneliness. It seems everyone is
publishing some gimmick to help others not be lonely.
Why is something so easy been made so hard? I really see two clear ways to
deal with loneliness. The first is to have a regular, loving relationship with God.
Once one taps into the Holy Spirit, one realizes they are truly not alone. God
promises to strengthen those who seek Him and my experiences with Him
testify to that. I can be alone praying and can feel His presence which fills my
heart with joy. The second is for the body of Christ and all its resources to aid in
conquering loneliness. Encouraging everyone to partake in Church and those
within the Church to volunteer at Kapuna Centers to spend time would conquer
a ton of loneliness. Nothing is more rewarding for both parties than to share a
cup of coffee or tea, pray together and share stories. Nothing is more powerful
than taking time from your day to share your presence. It doesn’t take
medications and paid therapy or programs to quench the thirst of wanting
sincere company

by Kent Brosh a Kawaiaha’o Blog Contributor

Alberta, Canada

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