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Illustration: Loneliness

David Jeremiah wrote: "When missionary Amy Carmichael went to India, she suffered from acute, prolonged loneliness and homesickness. The other missionaries tried to be kind to her, but they were busy and had their own interests. One day, Amy's condition became almost intolerable, and when her mail arrived, she ran into the house, into her bedroom. Locking the door, she knelt by her bed. There she opened her letters and read them aloud, one by one, to her heavenly Father. The gloom lifted, and her loneliness vanished. She felt she now had a Friend with whom to share her news, her experiences, her thoughts, and all her feelings."

"The Lord never forgets us, and He never fails. He finds us when we're forgotten, and He comforts us when we're alone. He hedges us behind and before, and lays His hand upon us" (Psalms 139:5).

"You're never alone, no never alone. For He Himself has said, 'I will never leave you nor forsake you'" (Hebrews 13:5).

(David Jeremiah, Turning Point Daily Devotional)