Loneliness vs Solitude

no one likes loneliness
it sounds like what it is
none are happy there
none are happy where
no friend comes
but solitude
beautiful solitude
it’s a place
of sweet solace
you go there by choice
to hear yourself think
enjoy your own thoughts
and appreciate who you are
visit there often friend
live there even when
in a crowded room
your place
of solitude

“Cure my loneliness Lord, or I’m moving back home,” I told God one day in prayer. Amazing how I thought I could give Him an ultimatum. The loneliness I felt seemed unbearable. I was missing my friends terribly while living in a new city. While some are scared of bats, some are terrified of snakes, or maybe heights, my deepest fear was being left alone and having to go alone. Endure trials alone. And so it goes with living by faith, you are challenged to face every one of your fears. Whatever you fear you can’t do, God will show you that you can. I wanted friendship, so He gave me a season of solitude. He gave me something no one can ever take away from me—a friendship with me.

Friends come and go, but you will always have you—every second and every minute. You have yourself through every trial and every triumph. And since you are with yourself all of the time, you might as well learn how to enjoy your company. In solitude, you learn to accept yourself as God does, forgive yourself, challenge yourself, love yourself, and comfort yourself. You learn how to encourage yourself when you’re down, how to tell yourself to get up and try again, how to be honest with yourself, how to keep yourself humble when you are on top. You learn all of the qualities of being a good friend. The greatest friend to others is the one that’s the greatest friend to themselves. And until someone can treat you better than you treat your solitude, they don’t deserve you.

When God brings you into a season of solitude, He has a plan to enrich you so that you can enrich others. He does an amazing work inside you to prepare you for the great work He will do outside of you.

Prayer: Thank you, Father God. I trust your plan. I trust your seasons for my life. And even in solitude, you know what’s best for me. Enrich me, Father. Teach me. Bless me. Add so much value to my life that I will have something to contribute that will bless others. Be glorified in me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

(Read Isaiah 41:10)

13 thoughts on “Loneliness vs Solitude”

  1. Praise, honor and glory to our Father God 💕💟His timing is always perfect!! How I needed this message today. Yes LORD, as our sister prayed, We pray that You will do an amazing work inside to prepare us for the great work You will do outside!!! AMEN

  2. Thank you God! I needed this. My broken heart 💔 over the break up, has had me very depressed. I know with you, I will be back to normal again.

  3. Thank you for this message God is speaking to me through it. Praise God, I have been feeling so alone and empty inside, in glad I read this message it filled me with hope and joy

    1. This message spoke value to me Thank You for letting God Speak thru and to you. God Bless your ministry

  4. Loneliness, I understand it well. It can feel like a flood of angry water trying to drown you. In contrast, solitude refreshes. In solitude I meet with Jesus. He brings rest and peace in solitude.

  5. My God Thank you I put it all and your hands Lord continue to help me with everything with tears in my eyes God giving you all the glory and the name let you thank you for you devotion I needed this yes Lord in the name of Jesus to your work in my life you’re plan in your direction in your will and the name of Jesus Amen keep your arms around wrap around me in the name of Jesus thank you God Jesus help me Lord and the name of Jesus Amen 🙏🙏🙏❤🌷🌷🙏My God My God ❤🙏

  6. Praises to the most HIGHEST 🙌🏽 THANKING YOU FOR ALWAYS BEING WITH ME, YOU PROMISE YOU WOULD NEVER LEAVE ME ARE FORSAKE ME 🙌🏽 SO,I AM NEVER ALONE🙌🏽 HALLELUJAH, PRAISE GOD 🙌🏽 I FOUND MY PEACE ( SERENITY ) THROUGH YOU GOD IN SOLITUDE🙌🏽 I FOUND MY CALMNESS IN YOU GOD, AND SILENCE.🙌🏽 I DISCOVERED THE LIGHT IS YOU GOD, EVEN IN DARKNESS🙌🏽 HALLELUJAH 🙌🏽 NOTHING ARE NOBODY CAN SHATTER MY STRENGTH 💪🏽, BECAUSE YOU ARE MY STRENGTH GOD 🙌🏽 NOTHING CAN RUIN MY CONFIDENCE.🙌🏽BECAUSE I MOTIVATE, INSPIRE AND ENCOURAGE MYSELF, EVEN IF NOBODY ELSE DOES,🙌🏽 HALLELUJAH PRAISE GOD 🙌🏽 WHEN I GAVE MY LIFE TO YOU LORD, I FOUND THE REAL ME🙌🏽 I HAVE EVERYTHING I NEED IN MYSELF, BECAUSE I HAVE YOU GOD 🙌🏽 AND BEING ALONE IS A GOOD THING FOR ME, IT GIVES ME TIME TO MEDITATE AND REFLECT ON BEING THE BEST ME TO MYSELF, SO, I CAN GIVE YOU MY BEST LORD🙌🏽 HALLELUJAH 🙌🏽 AMEN #COURAGE # STRENGTH # SOLITUDE # SILENCE ♥️🙌🏽♥️🙏🏽

  7. Yes Lord I want to contribute I want to be able to help my boys my family J Lord give me all I need to help them plus more
    Teach me lead me and guide me

    Lord heal me from toxins and all negative in/out of me make me beautiful so my family sees you not me
    Please and Thank you because I already know you got my back side and front

    In your mighty name Lord Jesus Christ

    Love M

  8. Thank you for this message I am living in a foreign country and I came by myself and sometimes I do become lonely. But this really clarified so many things! Thank you for this devotion. As usual God has timed the message well.

  9. Thank you for this message. I love been by myself with my dogs.God help me to fix my broken body and my life.

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