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The One who listens – by Elizabeth

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When I went to my university, it was very far from home and I knew absolutely no one there. That was a big adjustment for me, because in high school and before that I always had lots of friends and put my identity in friendships, and sought acceptance from people. So moving to this new place was a huge change.

I remember one night specifically I was very upset about something, and I decided to text a friend. When I picked up my phone, I realized I had no one to text. I was filled with so much self pity, sadness, and loneliness, so I just started talking to God. Coming into my university, I was a Christian, so it was the only other thing I knew to do. As I talked to him, I realized that he cared about me. In a way he never had before, he helped me realize that I didn’t need to have so much self pity, but that he cared for me and I didn’t need to be lonely. The creator of everything knew me, and I could be his friend.

As I talked with God that night, I was filled with joy in understanding I didn’t need to have the most friends or have everyone like me. I didn’t need to be the most popular person; I didn’t even need to do the right things or live up to all the expectations that I felt others had for me. God accepted me for who I am. From then on, I’ve been comforted by my relationship with God, knowing I can pray and talk to him and he always listens to me and cares about me.

Elizabeth

 

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11 Comments

  1. Herman Hodges on 17/04/2018 at 9:33 PM

    This Is Beautiful And Uplifting And I Appreciate Story of Hope Like This,Blessings

  2. David on 20/04/2018 at 12:36 PM

    Hope you have a wonderful day, I can relate to this so much. I’m married I’ve been disabled now for seven years. My wife is a RN she works so much at times I feel so alone . I set here at home I’ve haven’t been able to drive for a year now my Church is twenty miles away from my home sometimes the people I always considered my friends never call or text to check on me and I’ve come to realize I only have one true friend and that’s Jesus . I know he hears my prayers and he loves me. I remind my self of that every morning I wake.

  3. Solange on 26/04/2018 at 2:04 PM

    This story is a blessing for me, I realize I have only one true friend: Jesus.

  4. Sumesh on 26/04/2018 at 2:09 PM

    God has always been my comforter during tough times in life.. Its always right to give God our first priority..

  5. Isabel on 26/04/2018 at 4:50 PM

    Hi Elizabeth and everyone..In one way or another we have all experienced feeling alone but knowing that our Heavenly Father cares and listens to us is the best!! I wish everyone who feels alone, sad, unappreciated ect.. would turn to Him and experience
    the unconditional love and blessings that can only be received from the King of Kings!! Thank you for sharing..God Bless!!

  6. Latrice on 26/04/2018 at 6:13 PM

    So very Beautiful ! Jesus is our one and Only True Friend ! And I Love Him So Deeply!

  7. Esther on 26/04/2018 at 7:28 PM

    Beautifully said

  8. Kendra Alston on 26/04/2018 at 8:55 PM

    Keep your head up. God is there

  9. Janet on 26/04/2018 at 9:00 PM

    I use to appreciate God always, whenever am down with a problem and look up to Him in Praises and in His words, He quickly gives me a solution.

  10. Sandi Fowler on 28/04/2018 at 1:59 AM

    Elizabeth, thank you so much for your testimony. You put everything in the right persoectivr

  11. Sandi Fowler on 28/04/2018 at 2:03 AM

    Thank you for your message. The Lord God is the One we need to please. HE loves us so much ….so much that HE died for us. ❤️❤️❤️

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