Jesus called the Holy Spirit the ‘helper’ or ‘comforter’. I feel sad for those who ignore God, because the only way to really overcome permanent emotional and spiritual loneliness is to have a deep relationship with God that lasts forever. Prayer: Dear God, love me when my courage falters and I feel lonely. Mira que te mando que te esfuerces y seas valiente; no temas ni desmayes, porque Jehova, tu Dios, estara contigo dondequiera que vayas.» ?
In Courage, Debbie Ford provides a life-altering path to discovering confidence and authentic self-expression. By learning to accept all of who we are, including our histories, our flaws, our misgivings, our weaknesses, and our fears, we discover that what keeps us stuck and feeling weak is nothing more than an illusion of the past. I have a stinging, sorrowful loneliness that sometimes leaves me feeling deserted even in a church that’s full. By showing us how to be confident, stand in our strength, and feel great about ourselves, a new self emerges with the power to accomplish anything. 1: 3-4 Jesus said: "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction." Ever noticed two familiar strangers always following you? They catch your bus, laugh on billboards and pout at you from fashion boutiques. I yearn for love, to be happily married, for my home to be filled with the laughter of friends. A 2008 report from the University of Tasmania found that one in three Australians aged 25 to 44 agreed loneliness was at times a serious personal problem. King David once prayed to God, "Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted. I want the doorbell to chime and hear a courier say, "Special delivery from Heaven", with a gift waiting to take away my emptiness. But then I remember Jesus knew loneliness intimately. New York Times bestselling author Debbie Ford offers her most personal, powerful, and practical work to date—a proven process for overcoming insecurity and fear and unlocking the courage that resides within. Every day we are confronted with hundreds of choices that either make us feel confident and strong or rob us of the things we desire the most.
When we lack confidence, we feel unworthy of having what we want, of speaking the truth, of making decisions that improve our lives.
When we feel weak, helpless, or powerless, we lack the strength to ward off the thoughts of defeat, negativity, and fear that fill our minds and prevent us from moving forward and living in harmony with our deepest desires.
Introducing seven guiding principles, Ford expertly leads readers out of the common pitfalls of fear and insecurity and into the strength, power, and freedom of a courage that has been present all along. They mock you with perfect teeth, expensive clothes and tanned bodies as they splash along tropical beaches. The troubles of my heart have multiplied; free me from my anguish." (Psalm -17). His friends deserted and betrayed him before he was arrested, crucified and left abandoned on a cross. In our fallen world, we’re all separated from God, so we all experience some loneliness.
Meet Mr and Mrs Right – the advertising industry’s perfect couple… They really don’t exist, but they’re selling dreams, right? Ironically, Jesus’ isolation at the cross was to remove ours.
Unfortunately, for many of us, these ads only remind us that we’re alone. His lonely death paid for our sin and opened up the possibility of relationship with God.
When a person comes to know Jesus, God lives in them by his Holy Spirit.