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.
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.