Loneliness: A 5-Day Devotional

This article is part of the ESV.org Reading Plans series.

A Shared Condition

Loneliness is commonplace. Lydia Brownback, author of Finding God in My Loneliness says:

Single or married, young or old, man or woman—everyone experiences loneliness at various times and to varying degrees. No one is exempt. We were created for togetherness, which is why, even before the fall, God declared that man’s aloneness was not good (Gen. 2:18).

Loneliness is a human longing, and it its very existence points to something common to us all. Brownback continues:

Loneliness is an indicator that something is missing, and that something is found only in Jesus Christ. He completes what’s missing, that thing we identify as “loneliness,” beginning from the moment we are joined to him in faith and brought to completion in glory. In other words, the primary reason we are lonely is that we aren’t home yet.

Finding God in My Loneliness

Finding God in My Loneliness

Lydia Brownback

Lydia Brownback offers biblical encouragement for women to help them see how God can redeem seasons of loneliness and draw them to the only true and lasting remedy: union with Jesus.

A New Reading Plan

Today, we’re pleased to announce a new, 5-day devotional reading plan on ESV.org with Lydia Brownback aimed at helping you turn to God—who redeems our loneliness and draws us to himself.

Start the Bible reading plan today.


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