Loneliness by Amy Gadomski

I don’t know one person who hasn’t struggled with the feeling of loneliness. Loneliness is a condition that is hard to deal with, especially after one’s father has left. Once someone starts to feel alone, they slowly begin to isolate themselves from friends and family. At some point in your life or maybe even today, you have felt alone. Being left gives you a feeling as though there was no one to turn to or no one to cheer you up; when actually there has been someone all along. The Holy Spirit who lives in you will never leave your side. He is always with you and will prevail even through the hardest of situations. He is our rock and our salvation, according to Psalm 18:2.
 
This condition of loneliness is often fed by our lack of trust in God. Much rather than focusing on ourselves and the issue at hand, one could overcome loneliness through prayer. Prayer is the most powerful form of communication with our Heavenly Father and if not done, it can create an absence of acknowledging God’s Spirit. Can you do something for me? Right now, I want you to pray. I want you to first pray for God’s grace He shared with you, by having His very own Son die on the cross for you. Then I want you to pray for your family as they are dealing with the absence of their father. Then ask God to give you strength and the reassurance that He is always with you and realizing that you are never alone. After you’ve prayed for each of these, I’d like you to also pray for your Dad. This may seem unreasonable, but it is much needed. In order to overcome your loneliness, this is a crucial step that is needed for you to grow. Pray for your earthly father. Will you do this for me? Pray.
 
Let’s get to the point… everyone wants attention. That’s how God made us. We were made to form communities and love each other. Even though it seems as if you are alone and there is no one with you currently, just realize that God is always with you. He will never leave you! Continually throughout the Bible, we see God’s reassurance that we are not alone. For example, in Deuteronomy 31:6, it says, “Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.” Again, we see in Isaiah 41:10, “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” When my father left my family, I felt so alone. Even with three older siblings and my mom, I felt like no one cared for me or even had the time of day for me.
 
-Amy Gadomski
 
Amy is an intern and contributor to God is my Dad.  Click here to find out more about her.