Do You See the Faces of Loneliness

There is a thirteen year old girl in a new town starting a new school. She doesn’t fit in. No one puts forth the effort to get to know her. The teachers don’t even try to help her acclimate into the population. She receives ugly notes in her locker. Her parents keep telling her it will get better.

A teenager left with a broken heart after her boyfriend leaves her for another girl and spreads ugly rumors about her. Soon people start to ask her if they are true and regardless of her answer, the rumors continue to grow. The adults in her life don’t seem to understand the pain she is suffering.

A 15-year-old boy’s father leaves his mother for another woman and then his mother walks away from the Lord. He is confused and hurt, and yet won’t share his feelings because he thinks he is supposed to be a “man”.

Another boy’s parents are still married but they fight constantly and he feels invisible.

A newlywed married her long time boyfriend only to find out that his friends and his parties are more important than her.

There is a young woman, married for three years, whose husband is always busy with something and doesn’t seem to “see” her. She feels lonelier at home with him than she does when he is gone.

The mommy who is home with her young children taking care of them all day. She gives and she gives until she feels there is nothing left of “her”.

The husband whose wife walked out one day and never looked back, deserting him and their children.

A college student away from home, struggling to be moral in an immoral environment. She is teased and ridiculed for her faith. It often feels like there is no one standing with her.

An illness has suddenly hit the mother of a family of five. The fear of the unknown is a reality for them every day.

A parent has passed away who was the foundation of a family. Their faith has been shaken.

So many faces. So many lives. So many hurting hearts.

Everyone has a story. God knows each one. How  many people have I walked by today that are lonely, hurting, broken or scared? Who could I have simply smiled at and perhaps given a little hope to? Who needed me to say, “How are you today?” and then listen to their answer? I’ve really been troubled by this. SO many hurts. How do I, one person, make a difference?

Something I am dealing with in my own heart…I’ll keep searching for the answer and hope that I can help those who are in need, with God’s help.

Psalm 25:16 (AMP)[Lord] turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted.

1 Peter 5:6-7( AMP)Therefore humble yourselves [demote, lower yourselves in your own estimation] under the mighty hand of God, that in due time He may exalt you,Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully.

Psalm 111:4 (AMP)He has made His wonderful works to be remembered; the Lord is gracious, merciful, and full of loving compassion.

Psalm 112:4 (AMP)Light arises in the darkness for the upright, gracious, compassionate, and just [who are in right standing with God].

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