"O keep my soul, and deliver me: let me not be ashamed, for I put my trust in Thee" (Psalm 25:20)
You may be saved today, and yet you are feeling incredibly lonely. Let me give you a practical pointer. Quit dwelling on it. Reach out to help someone else who is lonely.
Luke 6:38 promises that when we give, it shall be given to us. There is a locked-in likeness to what we give. It is the law of the harvest.
If you want friendship, you must show yourself friendly (see Proverbs 18:24). Keep a stack of cards handy to send a note of encouragement to a friend or get a prayer list and intercede for others.
You can literally travel around the world by means of prayer. Jack Hyles, a great preacher, said, "There is no life so empty as a self-centered life and there is no life so centered as a self-emptied life."
As you pour out yourself to others, the Holy Spirit will poor Himself into you.
This week do one of these things each day: Write someone an encouraging note; Do something nice for one of your neighbors or coworkers; Pray for five people who are lost that God would save them; Send an ecard to a loved one; Call a new friend and ask how you can pray for him or her; Give a friend a hug; Tell a stranger that you hope he or she has a blessed day.
"The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple" (Psalm 19:7)
I once read of a saint who said, "I have no greater pleasure than to be in a nook with the Book." Do you think that way? The Bible is the book that the martyrs held to their bosoms as the flames crept closer and closer.
This is the book that the saints put their head upon as they went from this world to the next. This is the book that gives bread to the hungry, water to the thirsty, life to the wayfarer, strength to the weak, and a weapon to a warrior.
God's Book rejoices the heart. It is completely trustworthy. There are over 6,000 promises in the Bible and not one has ever been broken.
Find seven promises in the Word of God. Write them down and try to memorize each one each day this week.