Author(s): Lydia Brownback
Young or old, single or married, male or female—at some point in life, we're all confronted with loneliness. We try to fill the void or change our circumstances so we no longer feel the pain. But what if our pangs of loneliness are meant to point us to something greater? Looking at various aspects of loneliness, Lydia Brownback reminds us of God's power to redeem our loneliness and use it in our lives to draw us to himself. Ultimately, she helps us see that even when we feel misunderstood, forsaken, or abandoned, we're never really alone. God is always with us, and only he can meet all of our needs in Christ Jesus.
“I have a great marriage and lots of good friends and a great church family, and yet I often feel lonely. I don’t think I’ve ever read anything on loneliness that seemed to get to the heart of it, or applied any real wisdom to it until Finding God in My Loneliness. Instead of presenting a merely psychological, social, or practical answer, Lydia Brownback provides a profoundly biblical answer to the loneliness we all feel at times, walking readers through the biblical story and ably demonstrating how God works in and through loneliness in the lives of those he calls his own.” – Nancy Guthrie
Lydia Brownback (MAR, Westminster Theological Seminary) serves as a senior editor at Crossway in Wheaton, Illinois, and an author and speaker at women’s conferences around the world. Lydia previously served as writer in residence for Alistair Begg and as producer of the Bible Study Hour radio program with James Montgomery Boice.
Introduction: Why Are We Lonely? Part 1: Loneliness Reinforced Treasuring the Wrong Treasure The Lies of Loneliness Part 2: Loneliness Realized The Loneliness of Leaving The Loneliness of Night The Loneliness of Obedience The Loneliness of Running Away The Loneliness of Grief The Loneliness of Being Different The Loneliness of Being Unclean The Loneliness of Misplaced Love The Loneliness of Marriage The Loneliness of Being Unmarried Part 3: Loneliness Redeemed In the Family of God’s People Conclusion: The Man of Sorrows