Spiritual benefits of loneliness

Spiritual benefits of loneliness

Researchers say that people who are lonely and isolated are more likely to have heart disease and stroke, get immune system problems, and may even have a harder time recovering from cancer.

💥It’s also clear that loneliness is closely linked to depression and may lead to an early death.

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🎯But trust God to make the best out of even the worst situation.

🎯Loneliness is not pleasant to experience, but it can be the tool God uses to craft us into a force for good in our life and the lives of those around us.

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🎯The times when we are alone are the times when we can pray earnestly (Jesus alone in the mountains) and also when we can best hear what God is saying.

🎯When we are surrounded by our friends and our busy life, it is easy to put God on the backburner.

🎯Most often, when God allows circumstances to make us lonely, He is calling our attention – to abandon our sinful ways and turn to Him.

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🎯In most cases, regardless of age, He desires to train and use us vessels of honor.

🎯Depending on the assignment He has for us, the solitary life to enable Him work on us, may take years.

🎯But despite the trials to knock us into shape, we are never consumed.

🎯Time alone may force us into reexamination of character flaws.

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🎯It may be that we need to be alone so that we can think creatively and problem solve. Writers craft masterpieces in self-imposed isolation

🎯The important thing is that we do not “break the jail of loneliness”; but, in obedience, allow him to work on us!

🎯He has assured that, “When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. “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.”

– With Beliefnet

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