O Lord, you have examined my heart
and know everything about me.
You know when I sit down or stand up.
You know my thoughts even when I’m far away.
You see me when I travel
and when I rest at home.
You know everything I do.
You know what I am going to say
even before I say it, Lord.
You go before me and follow me.
You place your hand of blessing on my head.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too great for me to understand!
Psalm 139:1-6 (NLT)
At the core of loneliness is often the idea that we are not known by someone. Even if we were in a crowd of people or with a group of friends, we can still feel lonely because we may not have a deep relationship with them or the time together didn’t foster the intimacy we ache for.
This is where Psalm 139 is a balm.
God knows our hearts and minds. He knows where we are and he knows our restlessness to be somewhere else. He knows our thoughts so that when we are without words, He still understands. God goes before us, is with us, and assures us of His presence, His blessing on us.
When you are lonely, remember we have a God who knows us intimately and loves us wholly.Leave a Comment
This made me think of the Holy Spirit living in all of us, helping us know and understand each other too.
This is something I really needed to hear today…my husband and I just returned from a very expensive 3-week trip with 6 other friends;
and yet I felt lonely and hurt the entire time. I should have thought about the gracious God who was there with me!!
Dawn Ferguson-Liitle says
We all can feel lonely and unseen at times. As if no one wants anything to do with us. We can feel we are doing everything on our own with no one to help us. We get why does no one want to help me. Why am I on my own. We can feel we are not seen for what we do that people take us for granted. We have a Heavenly Father who see what we are doing and knows how we feel. When we get like we feel we are lonely and unseen. Say like I have at times said that. Because I feel alot of time why am I doing this for Elderly Dad and I feel lonely and unseen. Thinking why are my sister’s not helping me and doing more for to help our Dad. When he is their Dad too. I feel why am I left to do it all. They don’t do as much as they could my sister’s. So this where I feel lonely and unseen. But then in it all I heard my Heavenly Father say to me. No Dawn your not on your own lonely and unseen. I your Heavenly Father see all you do for your Elderly Dad. You remember you don’t have to worry about what your sisters do or don’t do for for their Dad as I see what they do and don’t do. You don’t let it get to you that they don’t do more for your Dad
Elderly Dad their Dad too. You remember you are doing on to me and the Love of your Dad. You might not get your reward this side of earth for what you do for you Elderly Dad. But you will get your reward from me one day when you leave this world. So that has helped me loads in Days when I feel lonely and unseen doing the work I do to help my Elderly Dad and say why why me doing most of it. My sister’s not helping me by doing more when they can. I go do it in good grace and unto the Lord and not man and for the Love of my Dad. Even if I don’t get my reward this side of earth. I get it one day when I leave this earth. That keeps me going and to know my Heavenly Father is smiling down on me for doing what I do for my Elderly Dad in Love on to him and the Love of my Dad. I say Amen to that. Dawn Ferguson-Liitle xx
Thank you so much! I really needed this today.
Donna Burttschell says
I needed this today too, very much. Thank you and God’s blessing to you all. May the Lord bless us all with a strong trust in the One who never leaves us nor forsakes us. May He bless us all with a strong sense of His Holy Presence!!
Karen Knowles says
Amen! Wonderful reminder from the Word of God! So comforting!
Brynn Greene says
As I was sitting outside after a stressful Sunday with kids this brought me some much needed peace and reassurance. Thank you.
Brenda M. Russell says
Thank You Lord for loving me closely and wholly. I don’t have the words to explain myself. I can’t seem to stop apologizing to my husband when he gets upset with me. The intervals can be far apart and they can be close together. I don’t plan ahead of time to disagree with his ideas or the difference of my ideas. I am a better parent than spouse. I have had this position for 42 years. There were a couple of times I wanted to escape but I didn’t know where to go for emotional assistance. I didn’t want to upset my mother and grandmother. I didn’t want to be a failure for the first time in my known life, so I stayed in this relationship. It’s a unique position.
If I knew then what I know now about therapy and Christian counseling, I would be much more mature and emotionally well. It’s never too late to make a change in one’s perspective and learn to grow in a better fashion. God knows the end from the beginning of my existence.
I pray for mothers all over the world to be healthy in all ways. Lord please continue to guide our steps. Oh Holy Spirit please keep teaching us “Truth” and pointing us back to our Lord and Savior who has Redeemed our lives. We have value because we are made in the image of our Creator.
Your Sister in Christ
Thank you for the encouragement
This is such a valuable reminder!! I’m 49 in a different season of life and shared with my 19 year old son who struggles with feeling lonely even among others, that I too can feel that way!! BUT God knows us and delights in us. I pray this brings us all comfort when we struggle ❤ we are lived and valued by him and seen at every turn in life
Thank you for this encouragement. I have always loved Psalm 139…
There are many days, recently, that I have felt so alone even though I know the Lord loves me.
Thank you for reminding me that He knows me and about me much better than I even know myself.
Blessings to you,
Beth Williams says
We are never truly alone if we are in Christ. He has given us the gift of Holy Spirit. Lest we forget God knows us intimately. He knit us in our mother’s womb. Not only that He loves us immensely. So much so that He sent His son Jesus to die a horrible death for us on the cross. You are always loved, cherished & known by God & His son Jesus.