Battling Feelings of Loneliness

Battling Feelings of Loneliness

When it comes to making friends and keeping them, I severely struggle.

I don’t easily make friends, but when I do, they’re quick to walk away, often for reasons unexplained.

I’ve suffered from social anxiety for a good many years.

I’ve been through a lot of heartache simply because I desire companionship.

Even though it’s difficult for me to accept, all of this has happened for a reason.

Through all of the pain, tears, and sleepless nights, the Lord has been with me.

He has been teaching me to rely on Him for comfort, and to look to my family for companionship.

I don’t have to go looking for friendship outside of the joy that’s in my very own home.

I am so thankful that the Lord has helped me to be happy where I am.

~

What is something that YOU battle?

— Maggie

6 thoughts on “Battling Feelings of Loneliness

  1. Hallelujah! Amen! When I was 17 God had started to reveal to me how to let go and move on from some of the toxic friendships I had dealt with in middle school and high school. And He did a lot of humbling with me giving Him those pieces of hurt, anger, and frustration. So many past friendships had walked over me, and taken me for granted. Even so, it was like I could never do enough in their eyes. It took time to fully be weaned off of the past, but I can tell you now, I see how God used my experience to help others. He used the past to give me perspective of others, even when others don’t understand their actions, or care about my feelings. Jesus wants us to be understanding in all things, and humility is one of the only ways we can grow. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    1. Your situation sounds so much like me right now at 17! I’ve really struggled in the past, but I’m getting better every day – learning to let go, and let God. His love heals all wounds. ❤ I am thankful for the lessons those past friendships have taught me.

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      1. One of the things God has taught me is that my experiences help anyone else I may meet not feel alone in his or her situation. And I’m so glad He uses it for His good. I can’t tell you how many times my past toxic experiences that God humbled, He used to help other people. He will do the same for you. 🙂

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