At various points in my journey through beautiful girlhood, I have
experienced loneliness and I can testify to how difficult it can be to find hope…
I would like to write and encourage other young ladies who may
be in a similar season, to assure them that there is indeed hope
and also rich blessing for them, even though they feel
so alone just now. A season never lasts forever…
From what I have observed in my life, and also in the lives of other
daughters at home, being lonely is very common.
I am fortunate in that I have sisters and even though we are not very close in age,
I am thankful for their sweet companionship and
I count myself blessed to have them in my life.
My mother is also a rich blessing and I appreciate her
sweet friendship, Godly wisdom and advice.
I love this quote by Mabel Hale, the author of Beautiful Girlhood:
“The safest girl is the one who makes her mother her most confidential friend.”
“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind,
that ye may prove what is that, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” Romans 12:2
Loneliness often leads to discontentment, and discontentment
only steals our joy and causes bitterness and resentment to take root.
Loneliness is real, but we constantly need to seek the Lord on how to
overcome our feelings and find joy in the life He has blessed us with.
Dear sisters, we are incredibly blessed to be daughters at home!
We have so much to be thankful for!
This path we have decided to walk is not for the faint hearted,
nor is this journey all pleasant.
But if we choose to cling to our Saviour and embrace the season He has placed us in,
we will find a joy that is uncontainable and truly beautiful.
I believe Jesus knows and understands our loneliness.
Cry out to Him each day and tell Him of the pain you are experiencing
in your heart and ask Him to comfort and uphold you…
Pray that He will send a special friend along your path who will be a
Godly mentor, and encourage you in your journey to Biblical womanhood.
Our alternative beliefs often separate us from young people of our own age and
while we know that the Bible is clear about us being different to the world,
it is not always easy when you feel like you are the only one pursuing His calling!
Having many friends of your own age is not always good,
especially if they don’t share common interests or beliefs.
They might cause you to become more discontented with your life.
Or you may become jealous of them and the exciting things that they’re able to do…
Perhaps you may even be tempted to join them…?
“If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world,
but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.” John 15:19
Rather surround yourself with like-minded women who will be a
good influence and who will impart wisdom and Truth into your life.
These women may be much older than you, but never doubt
the rich level of friendship they can offer…
I have a handful of dear older ladies who have been a wonderful blessing in
my life at many different times and I am so grateful for them!
I do not have many friends of my own age, but the two or three I do have are
young ladies who share similar beliefs and are committed to serving the Lord…
Although we seldom see each other, we enjoy encouraging one another in the faith
through letters or messages…
During quiet times in our lives, it is very easy to become lonely.
But wait upon the Lord, dear friends! You are not alone and there is hope!
May I encouraged you to take those destructive thoughts captive
and to choose joy in the midst of this season?
My prayer is that you will you will draw closer to the
Lord during this season that you are in, as I found myself doing…
…As I began to embrace the quietness about me, I found hope and rest
in my Saviour’s amazing and perfect plan for me and a wonderful joy followed.
He has a special plan for your life and He loves and cares for you…
I pray that you will find joy in the right places – in serving God through serving others.
Loneliness is something you constantly have to surrender to the Lord,
and joy is something you consciously have to choose each day, but it is oh, so worth it!
“This hard place in which you perhaps find yourself is the very place
in which God is giving you opportunity to look only to Him,
to spend time in prayer, and to learn long-suffering,
gentleness, meekness, - in short, to learn the depths of the
love that Christ Himself has poured out on all of us.”
~ Elisabeth Elliot