Scripture: Psalm 68:6
God setteth the solitary in families: he bringeth out those which are bound with chains: but the rebellious dwell in a dry land.
Loneliness is an epidemic in our society. It would seem quite the contrary because of the prolific use of social media- but that is not so.
A plethora of studies indicate that people are lonelier now than ever before suffering depression and feelings of isolation because of their lack of meaningful connection.
The good news is that there is a remedy for loneliness.
The Bible says that “God sets the solitary in families….” Our sovereign Lord lets no need go unmet. He has made provision for those who are lonely. If you are attending a church, it just may be that God has SET you in this church family to meet your need for connection and love. Additionally, there is another part to the scripture that is a result of being SET in a family by God- God breaks the chains of oppression over your life by being protected, held, and surrounded with Christian love from leadership and our brothers and sisters in Christ.
The latter part of the scripture is curious. It seems to imply that if there is rebellion against the sovereignty of God who would desire that you cooperate with His will to be able to set you in the family of HIS choosing, that the result will be spiritual dryness. This behooves us to identify the places of our heart in which we are lonely and submit them to God so that he can have freedom to cure our loneness in the context of a spiritual family. God knows exactly where our tribe is and how to use the people in our tribe to heal us and bless us. That’s good news.
Our gracious Father in Heaven,
Thank you for revealing to us our hearts and our need for connection and love. Thank you for making provision to grace us with a church family and other Christians who nurture us and speak life to us. If there is any fear in us concerning relationships, we give You permission to shower us with Your perfect love that casts our all fear of Christian familial intimacy that is ordained by You (I John 4:18).
In Jesus name we pray,