Solitary Snowdrop ~ God Understands Our Loneliness

Solitary Snowdrop

Solitary Snowdrop

Solitary snowdrop bloom
Loneliness portrayed
Priceless pearl misunderstood

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Loneliness is insidious.  It is a quiet heartache; a solitary wound.

Lonely people are not necessarily alone.  It can happen to anyone, even those in a relationship or surrounded by friends.  It can surface through rejection, misunderstanding or conflict, and can be either real or imagined.  No matter what, though, the pain of loneliness is very real.

In reality, none of us ever need feel alone, for Christ fully cares and understands.  Alone, He prayed at Gethsemane and trudged up Golgotha’s hill.  Despised and rejected, he endured the cross on His own.

When loneliness strikes, Jesus offers a companionship like no other.  His is not superficial or fleeting.  Although misunderstood by others, He knows and accepts us, regardless of the things for which they may shun.

Our quirks, our faults, our unique characteristics.

O course, our sins He must cleanse.  However, nothing about who we are deters Jesus from wanting us as friends.

After trusting in Him, we may have times where we feel lonely, but we are never alone from then on.  He is a friend who sticks closer than a brother, One who will never leave nor forsake.  We are His prized possession, His pearl of great price.

 “I will never leave thee nor forsake thee”
Hebrews 13:5

Do you feel lonely or rejected?  God really does care and understand.  You don’t have to be alone.  As simple as it may seem, just place your trust in Him.  Jesus wants to make YOU His friend. 

Words and photo by Sue Nash/© 2014

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35 thoughts on “Solitary Snowdrop ~ God Understands Our Loneliness

  1. Rene Yoshi

    Although our Comforter, the Holy Spirit, has oft comforted me during times of loneliness, I appreciate the times when He has also sent someone to give me a much needed hug, recognizing it was ultimately from Him. Even virtual hugs are sweet, and I have gotten some from dear friends like you. ((hug))

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  2. joseph elon lillie

    So often our loneliness is a product of pain within rather than circumstances without. I have found it is in letting Jesus deal with the pain of my past that loneliness is pushed back.

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  3. messagefromthefield

    Very encouraging word. Thank you!
    So true we are never alone. Our pastor shared this scripture from Job on Sunday about those times we feel alone and forgotten.
    ““Behold, I go forward, but he is not there,
    and backward, but I do not perceive him;
    9 on the left hand when he is working, I do not behold him;
    he turns to the right hand, but I do not see him.
    10 But he knows the way that I take;
    when he has tried me, I shall come out as gold.
    Job 23:8-10

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    1. heavenlyraindrops Post author

      A very good word! Yes, although we don’t always understand His ways, we can trust He is always there and working things out for good. Thanks for the comments and encouragement. blessings

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    1. heavenlyraindrops Post author

      Miley, I think I spelled your name wrong on the comment I just posted on your site. Sorry! I enjoyed your post very much. Your thoughts and research about loneliness was wonderful. My prayer is that those feeling lonely would reach out to God’s offering of true love and friendship through coming to know Jesus. Blessings

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      1. heavenlyraindrops Post author

        Ha! Did it again…Mikey…please forgive, but I have been mostly using my smartphone due to my neck problems, and it is so easy to hit the wrong letter.

    1. heavenlyraindrops Post author

      Great point Bill. After I posted this, I realized that I forgot to add illness as something that can cause loneliness through isolation, something you can probably relate to. I love how you clarified that relationship with God is what we need. His love is what keeps me going. Thanks

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  4. Jennifer

    Sue, I just love this! What an intuitive and lovingly biblical piece. Thank you! I know those who describe that solitary feeling in a crowd, the lonely, rejected ones. I pray for them passionately. 💗

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  7. Sella Irene | BeautifulWords

    You are right, sis Sue. The loneliness is very dangerous feeling. People who are lonely would tend to be easily fell rejected, easily hurt, and ultimately easily misunderstood and disappointed with God. The problem is many people do not realize that they are feeling lonely. This post is very good reminder for me. We are a friend of God 🙂 Thank you… Jesus bless you always.

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