Episode 164—Loneliness

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Loneliness

When we have certain emotions that are negative and bring us down, God has a spiritual truth to combat that. For loneliness that truth is if we are God’s, we belong to Him. We also belong to each other as His family. God designed us to be in relationship with each other.

Christmas is a very special time of the year when we are usually around lots of family and friends. For many, though, it can be lonely especially if we can’t be with family or friends. Loneliness is something we all face at one time or another. We can be lonely because we remember someone who is no longer in our lives. We can be lonely because we feel like we have no friends because no one likes us. We can be lonely because we are hiding from people because of our size. 

We can even be lonely in a crowd because we feel like we don’t fit in, no one talks to us, or no one likes us. Those who are self-conscious about their weight are the ones I’ve heard share about this the most. 

There are many reasons why people might be lonely and feel like we have a huge empty spot in our lives. God doesn’t want us to feel lonely. He wants us to feel like we belong to Him and to others who worship Him. He wants us to know that if we are His, we are never alone. He is with us always. We only need to call on Him and He will answer. “I call on You, my God, for You will answer me; turn Your ear to me and hear my prayer” (Psalms 17:6 NIV).

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Teresa Shields Parker
Teresa Shields Parker is a Christian weight loss author, coach, podcaster and speaker, who has lost more than 250 pounds and kept it off since 2013.

Her books include: "Sweet Grace: How I Lost 250 Pounds and Stopped Trying to Earn God's Favor"; "Sweet Surrender: Breaking Strongholds"; "Sweet Journey to Transformation: Practical Steps to Lose Weight and Live Healthy"; "Sweet Freedom: Losing Weight and Keeping It Off With God's Help": "Sweet Change: True Stories of Transformation"; and "Sweet Hunger: Developing an Appetite for God".

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