Overcoming Fear, Anxiety, and Loneliness

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Sometimes in life, we can feel all alone. Events happen, big or small, and we just feel like we are the only going through trials. We can begin to have fear and anxiety about why we’re the ones going through hard events. That fear can cripple us and the anxiety can overwhelm us if we allow it. Fortunately, we have a choice in this matter. The Father didn’t design us to stay captive to fear or anxiety. He designed us in His image, to be free and living securely. So what can we do about this lonely feeling? I have some encouragement to share that may help you battle the fear, anxiety, and loneliness.


 

Feeding Our Souls

Scripture is full of encouraging words from our Father about fear, anxiety, and loneliness. We can search our Bible for those scriptures that remind us that we aren’t alone. We can be uplifted by words that tell us not to fear or worry. The Father wants us to take that fear captive and turn to Him. Fear only cripples us from moving forward in what the Father has for us. He inspired men to write His words just for us. He wants us to be encouraged and not live in fear or feel lonely. We are never alone if we’re under the loving care of our heavenly Father. He is always near, even if we can’t feel Him in the trials.

For God has not given us a spirit of fearfulness, but one of power, love, and sound judgment. — II Timothy 1:7

 

Remember His Faithfulness

Remembering the former trials and feelings of loneliness can help us recall how the Father delivered us before. Many times in scripture we’re told to remember events or days. Remembering how the Father came to our aide in the past can help encourage us to know He will do the same again. We will always have times where we feel lonely or we fear certain things. So looking back to how the Father helped us can give us hope and can lift our spirits. His testimonies and acts in the past should help us to trust Him more. Knowing that He is true to the words in the scriptures can really clear our mind and help us to focus on His sovereignty.

Lord, Your faithful love reaches to heaven, Your faithfulness to the clouds.

Psalm 36:5

 

Cry Out For Help

One thing He truly desires for us to do is to cry out to Him. He wants to hear that we feel alone or scared or anxious. He wants us to cry out to Him and ask for His strength, His deliverance, and His peace. He never wants us to feel alone and when we cry out to Him, He will assure us we aren’t alone. He wants to commune with us. He wants us to talk to Him when we are feeling lonely. Think about your children and how you desire them to talk to you when something is going wrong. He feels the same about us, His children. He wants to help us when we are having a hard time with our feelings. He wants to reassure us that He is always there.

I waited patiently for the Lord; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.

Psalm 40:1

 

We never have to worry about abandonment with our Father. He will never leave us stuck or afraid. He wants to take that fear and demolish. He wants to take that anxiety and clear our minds. He loves us and has so much good in store for us, if we will only go to Him and trust Him. Never be afraid to come boldly to His throne.

Father, thank You for never leaving us alone. Even when we can’t feel You, You are there with us. You never abandon us or leave us. Thank You for being a mighty Father. Thank You for your words to encourage and lift us up. Help us to cling to Your words and thoughts toward us. Help us to take the thoughts of fear, anxiety, and loneliness captive and embrace the truth. We are never alone and we have nothing to fear if we’re in Your sheepfold. May our hearts grow in You. May we learn from all the hard trials we go through and never forget all You have done for us. In Jesus’ name, Amen.


Do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be afraid, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you; I will help you;
I will hold on to you with My righteous right hand.

Isaiah 41:10

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