Christmas Season LONELINESS- a radio message series by David Jeremiah
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God's Heavenly Cure for Loneliness | November 28, 2011
Have you ever felt abandoned, rejected, isolated? The psalmist David experienced all these emotions and vividly expressed them in the Book of Psalms. His prayers are filled with heartfelt cries of loneliness and depression that some of us have experienced. Dr. David Jeremiah shares how the Book of Psalms teaches that it’s all right to tell God how you feel, because it is He who created you and redeemed you, and He wants to be your best friend.
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New International Version (NIV)
Psalm 142[a]A maskil[b] of David. When he was in the cave. A prayer.
1 I cry aloud to the LORD;
I lift up my voice to the LORD for mercy.
2 I pour out before him my complaint;
before him I tell my trouble.
3 When my spirit grows faint within me,
it is you who watch over my way.
In the path where I walk
people have hidden a snare for me.
4 Look and see, there is no one at my right hand;
no one is concerned for me.
I have no refuge;
no one cares for my life.
5 I cry to you, LORD;
I say, “You are my refuge,
my portion in the land of the living.”
6 Listen to my cry,
for I am in desperate need;
rescue me from those who pursue me,
for they are too strong for me.
7 Set me free from my prison,
that I may praise your name.
Then the righteous will gather about me
because of your goodness to me.
David Jeremiah was on the radio launching a series "Overcoming Loneliness" - pointing out that the reason for the message is the whole Thanksgiving through Christmas season. That for various reasons, it
is the most lonely time of year for so many people. --"Cheyenne Cin" - P.S. Although today's message was only one part of the segment, he read this chapter - Ps. 142 out loud, then went through individual verses, repeating them.
The gist was that David was very lonely at this point, had overpowering enemies and nobody to talk with, but prayed fervently. It's necessary to cry out your burdens, pain, to God, and in times of intense loneliness, allow prayer to happen! God knows anyway, and is there for you to wail and lament to and with. It was also pointed out that if you are blessed with another person to be able to say the same things you are praying about, do so. It helps if you have a goal at the end, something 'out there', even if future hope. Hopefully, for those who are lonely this Christmas (Thanksgiving, New Year's day, etc.) it will not be every season - some are in that position, too. Lonely widows whose husbands are now gone, and being older, etc.. but for some, it might just be THIS Christmas season. Whatever it is, this series and this chapter of Psalms pertains, and perhaps will give something back to the lonely person. I believe we should be praying annually this time of year for those who are lonely, and when there are ways to reach out, do so. We are indeed blessed if we are happy, rejoicing, enjoying all of the sights and sounds, have that 'extra' excitement, but it is that very aspect of it for us, which makes it all the more lonely for those not there!
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