Quotes about Loneliness

This page of quotes about loneliness follows on from a visitor's question on how to deal with loneliness.

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Bible quotes about loneliness

A loneliness quote from Jesus which helped me in the years of being bedbound and continues to help me:

"Lo, I am with you, even to the end of the world."
(Matthew 28:20, KJV Bible quote)

If your feeling of loneliness stems from your relationship with your mother... or even father....

"Can a mother forget the baby at her breast
and have no compassion on the child she has borne?
Though she may forget, I will not forget you!
See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands."
(Isaiah 49:15-16, NIV)

You can make the bible quote more personal:

Though my family may forget [me], you will not forget me.
Thank you God.
Amen.

And a bible quote to validate feeling spiritually lonely:

"How shall we sing the LORD'S song in a strange land?"
(Psalm 137:4, KJV)

(This quote refers to a time when the Jewish people were taken captive. The bible verse is included in the Boney M hit, By The Rivers of Bablyon, so you could sing along :-) )

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A Course In Miracles quotes about loneliness

The following quotes about loneliness from ACIM tell us that it is inevitable we will feel lonely when we are identified with the body rather than with our spiritual selves.

"We speak today for everyone who walks this world, for he is not at home.
He goes uncertainly about in endless search, seeking in darkness what he cannot find; not recognizing what it is he seeks.
A thousand homes he makes, yet none contents his restless mind.
He does not understand he builds in vain.
The home he seeks can not be made by him.
There is no substitute for Heaven. All he ever made was hell."

(W-182.3,ACIM)

I am at home. Fear is the stranger here.

Fear is a stranger to the ways of love. Identify with fear, and you will be a stranger to yourself. And thus you are unknown to you. What is your Self remains an alien to the part of you which thinks that it is real, but different from yourself. Who could be sane in such a circumstance? Who but a madman could believe he is what he is not, and judge against himself? ...

A stranger to himself can find no home wherever he may look, for he has made return impossible. His way is lost, except a miracle will search him out and show him that he is no stranger now. The miracle will come..."
(Workbook lesson160, ACIM)

And the following ACIM quotes about loneliness speak of how to overcome loneliness
...by remembering we remain one with God.
...by practising forgiveness to allow us to feel at One with all our brothers and sisters
...by calling on God's name

"God's certainty suffices. Whom He knows to be His Son belongs where He has set His Son forever.
He has answered you who ask, "Who is the stranger?"
Hear
His Voice assure you, quietly and sure, that you are not a stranger to your Father, nor is your Creator stranger made to you.
Whom God has joined remain forever one, at home in Him, no stranger to Himself...

Not one does Christ forget. Not one He fails to give you to remember, that your home may be complete and perfect as it was established. He has not forgotten you.

But you will not remember Him until you look on all as He does.
Who denies his brother is denying Him, and thus refusing to accept the gift of sight by which his Self is clearly recognized, his home remembered and salvation come."
(Workbook lesson160, ACIM)

"Say [God's] Name, and you invite the angels to surround the ground on which you stand, and sing to you as they spread out their wings to keep you safe, and shelter you from every worldly thought that would intrude upon your holiness."
(W-183, A Course In Miracles quotes)

"You do not walk alone.
God's angels hover near and all about.
His Love surrounds you, and of this be sure; that I [Jesus] will never leave you comfortless."
(W.ep.6, A Course In Miracles quotes)

Comments and quotes to deal with loneliness from a visitor, Nora

The article on how to deal with loneliness is a timely piece for me. I've been going through an intense period of loneliness lately.

I've experienced periods of it before and always found (after the event) that it was a period of growth.

This time it's affected me more deeply, even to the point of questioning God and why he would allow such desperate bereft feelings of depression to occur.

There are many reasons (it seems).
This time a reminder of 'Job' came. (AGAIN!)

'Of course she/he'll continue to love you, as long as she/he feels your presence, take away the feeling of that presence and we'll see how she/he fares!'.

Feeling disconnected is the loneliest place.
Even when we know that it's not possible to be disconnected....the feeling is enough.

IT'S A TEST. (sometimes)
I have two loneliness quotes which I repeat to myself when it's too much for me.

'THIS TOO WILL PASS.'

and a quote I learned more recently from a film -
THE BEAUTIFUL MARIGOLD HOTEL.

'EVERYTHING WILL BE ALRIGHT IN THE END.
AND IF EVERYTHING'S NOT ALRIGHT - TRUST ME -
IT IS NOT YET THE END!'


None of it is easy when we're going through it.

Here's another quote on loneliness - from Mother Teresa -
it makes me smile, I identify with it so much.

'I know that God only tests me this much because he trusts me. I only wish that he didn't trust me quite so much'.

Guess what? I already feel a lot better, just by speaking to you about it. Not everyone would understand :> Norma

Dear Norma,
Thank you for your beautiful quotes about loneliness and for sharing about your pain.
I know your post will help many others.

Your paraphrase of the Bible quote from Job reminds me of CS Lewis in The Screwtape Letters, saying that

"God is never more touched than when someone who has no reason to believe believes anyway."

With the Love we are,
Katherine


Articles relevant to Quotes about Loneliness

  • If times are really bad, you may even have thoughts of wanting to die. If so, please keep going. You might want to read the article on I Choose Life.
  • The The Lord is my Shepherd psalm - psalm 23 - can be a powerful psalm in times of loneliness. It was possibly written at a time when David (later King David of the Bible) was hiding out in caves whilst King Saul was looking for him in order to kill him.

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