The year was 2011. It was my 1st year moving to Chicago after graduating college. I was sitting in my apartment having a complete pity party. I had left my family, friends, and all I knew back in Louisiana to pursue God’s will for my life to become a pastor. I also was newly single after just ending a 2 year relationship.
For the first real time, I honestly felt alone. I remember immediately looking out my window and saying to God, “I need you right now.”
The feeling of loneliness is a serious deal and it’s the Enemy’s way to rob you of the rewards and joy of your present season. Loneliness can quickly turn into depression if not dealt with immediately. Here are 4 Scriptures along with prayers that will help RESCUE you out of loneliness, despair, and depression.
- Deuteronomy 31:6 declares, “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified become of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; He will NEVER leave you nor forsake you. Father we thank you that you have given me the strength to be strong and courageous. I believe you that your Word says for me not to be terrified for you are with me. I declare that I am not lonely for your presence is with me right now.
- Psalm 27:10, “Though my father and mother forsake me, the LORD will receive me.” Father I thank you that no matter who comes into or leaves my life that you I will not be moved. I don’t live my life for the praise of man, but I live my life for the praise of God. I thank you that I find my security in you.
- Psalm 25:16, “Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted.” God, I ask now for an overflow of your powerful presence that has the ability to heal my heart from the roots of depression and loneliness. I declare that I am a child of God who has been bought with a price. I declare that every demon that’s been sent to torment, harass, and oppress me must FLEE in Jesus name. I stand in the authority given to me by Jesus Christ.
- Isaiah 43:1-5, “Do not be afraid. I will save you. I have called you by name—you are mine. When you pass through deep waters, I will be with you; your troubles will not overwhelm you. When you pass through fire, you will not be burned; the hard trials that come will not hurt you. For I am the Lord, your God….because you are precious to me and because I love you and give you honor, do not be afraid-I am with you!”.
Father I believe your Word. I believe that you will save me. I believe no matter how bad my situation gets that you will not let it destroy me. I believe that I am precious to you. I believe that you love me and have a purpose for my life that exceeds my wildest imaginations. I believe that my future is bigger than what I feel at this present moment. Amen!
BMWK Family, if you struggle with any of these issues, will you say these prayers?