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He can make it up to you

'If my father and mother leave me, the Lord will take me in.' Psalm 27:10 NCV

Most of us at have lost someone close to us. It may be a friend who moved a long way away, a family member who walked out on the family, or someone close to us who passed away before their time. Or maybe a family has felt the isolation of divorce. Each of these losses can lead to us feeling alone.

We all need support in times like this, in order to help us get through the struggle and help us understand who we are now since the loss. It is important to reach out to people we trust to help us, or to go for professional help if need be.

David said, 'Even if my father and mother abandon me, the Lord will hold me close' (Psalm 27:10 NLT). Who is our greatest support? God. He can hold you and heal your pain. When you're hurting, he'll be your 'Wonderful Counsellor' (Isaiah 9:6). When you feel like an orphan, he can be to you an 'Everlasting Father' who doesn't abandon his kids, no matter what.

With God, you're always safe and protected, because that's what loving fathers do. You're his child, which means if something's important to you, it's important to him! What's more, he can send people into your life who'll be to you the father, mother, brother, sister or friend you never had. Listen, 'God sets the lonely in families...' (Psalm 68:6 NIV).

So what now? When you feel alone, don't stay alone. Call on God first of all, and on those you trust.

Soulfood: Num 8-10 Mt 11:10-19 Ps 107:10-16 Pro 3:19-20,

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