What makes us feel lonely?
Maybe it’s because our families are far away, we don’t have a partner, or our friends are too busy with their own lives. Maybe it’s because we don’t feel God is near to us.
But Psalm 68 reminds us that our relationship with God is real and true. He is our Father who watches over each of us, especially those who’ve been abandoned and forgotten.
Furthermore, God has given us a home and family. We have a heavenly home awaiting us, and the Church, though imperfect, remains God’s vessel of love toward us. Our loneliness may say otherwise, but God says we have a place and people to which we belong.
Even though we can’t permanently avoid the feeling of loneliness in this life, we can keep running to God, our Saviour, who daily bears our burdens and lifts us up.