This page of spiritual quotes about loneliness follows on from a visitor's question on how to deal with loneliness.
The quotes are from the Bible and from the spiritual book, A Course In Miracles.
A spiritual loneliness quote from Jesus' words in the Bible 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)
And a bible verse to validate feeling spiritually lonely:
"How shall we sing the LORD'S song in a strange land?"
(Psalm 137:4, KJV)
This one of the quotes about loneliness 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 :-)
Sometimes we may feel caught up in our own strange land of problems and far from God. Still we can choose to sing.
We are invited to move from loneliness to connection by engaging in spiritual practice to increase our sense that we are always in the Presence of Love.
Have not I commanded thee?
Be strong and of a good courage;
be not afraid,
neither be thou dismayed:
for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.
(Joshua 1:9, Bible loneliness quote)
Be strong and of a good courage,
fear not, nor be afraid of them:
for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee;
he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
(Deuteronomy 31:5, Bible loneliness quote)
The following quotes about loneliness from ACIM tell us that it is
inevitable we will feel lonely when we identify 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."
“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
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
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.
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)
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 the words of CS Lewis in The Screwtape Letters:
"God is never more touched than when someone who has no reason to believe believes anyway."
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