Is God Lonely?

Loneliness is defined as a sadness caused by the lack of company or friends. But have you ever felt lonely in the company of many? I guess I have always thought of loneliness as a kind of disconnect more than an absence of others. I think I have felt lonely in a congregation of many. Or is there a different name for that kind of lonely? I have felt lonely when those around me don’t understand or share my passion for the things of God, but I wonder, does God get lonely? He who sees all, knows all. Knew that every single one would abandon Him. Was He lonely when each looked around the table saying, “Surely, it is not I Lord.” And He knew who it would be but that each would be guilty of turning away. But in love He saw past all of it onto the new dawn. Is God lonely, when we choose the lesser things to satisfy our longings, instead of Him? When we gorge ourselves with idols, like children with candy, stuffing forbidden sweets into our emptiness, believing we will be satisfied. But more is never enough to fill that desire. Is He lonely when He knows that He is the satisfaction we long for yet we settle for so much less? I don’t know the answer but I know He will satisfy you and I the minute we turn from that which is temporal, look up, and cry out “Abba!” He will never leave us lonely. 
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Dawn Paoletta is the author of Journaling for Discovery and Delight. Her writing is included in several anthologies and her poems have been included in the Wickford Poetry and Art Exhibit and Books. Dawn is currently working on her next book. Inquiries at

4 thoughts on “Is God Lonely?

  1. Great thoughts here, Dawn! I love this “I have felt lonely when those around me don't understand or share my passion for the things of God, but I wonder, does God get lonely?” I feel that loneliness as well when I need spiritual fellowship. I'm so glad that God fills the lonely spots in our hearts…and I want to make sure that my life isn't making Him lonely. 🙂 Visiting from FMF. Blessings to you!


  2. Found you! Ha! Was having trouble locating your blog after you commented on mine 🙂 What a thing to ponder, if God is ever lonely (kind of makes me sad, because it makes sense that He might)… so thankful He doesn't ever leave us truly alone.


  3. Yes, I have felt lonely in public places. Once I was at a party given for children of a certain organization's members. My husband and my dad were members, so we took our son. The people were not of the same mind as me. I felt out of place.


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