I don’t think it’s completely off base to say that a lot of wives go through some period of loneliness. Whether you are just married or have been for 20 years, it can happen at any time!
YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
Here are 3 tips of biblical encouragement for lonely wives!
Maybe you moved away from family and friends to somewhere new, had kids and no time, or life has been just plain old overwhelming.
I’ve been there too; right after my husband and I got married, we moved 3 hours away from my family and started ministering as youth leaders in a new church.
I didn’t know anyone. I was far away from my mom (we all need our mamas, no matter how old we are right??) and best friends.
Then we had our first child. I love my daughter with all my heart but nobody told me how lonely the “4th” trimester could be!
There’s really denying that loneliness can creep in. That whisper from the enemy that says, “No one knows what you’re going through,” “you’ll always feel this way,” and the worst one, “No one cares about what you’re going through.”
But God’s Word says something different.
3 Encouraging Tips For Lonely Wives
So, as wives and moms, what do we do when we are feeling this way? Here are three things we can do to combat loneliness with holiness.
1. Remember that God is ALWAYS faithful.
He never leaves our side. 2 Thessalonians 3:3 says, “But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one.”
He is always there, no matter where we go or have far we feel we have drifted. He is there when the water is abundantly flowing, and when we’re in the desert.
The Bible says that He has established us and not only is He faithful but He also guards us against the evil one a.k.a. Satan! Loneliness is from the evil one, not from the Lord. We can always turn to God for comfort.
2. Examine your hearts for hidden idols.
1 Corinthians 3:11 reads, “For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.”
Does anyone else ever have times where they place their identity in worldly things? Husbands, kids, church, our jobs… all of these are gifts that have been given to us!
However, when they become more important than the ONE who gave, we lose our focus and seek fulfillment outside of Christ.
3. Pray for the Lord to bring people into your life.
In James 4:2, he writes that “you do not have because you do not ask God!” God is not too big or too little for our prayers.
The prayers that go unanswered are the ones that we don’t lay at his feet!
Do you want a godly friend or group of friends in your life? Ask!
We are created for relationship. We are meant to share our struggles and pray for each other, encourage and uplift each other. He wants to give us a close community because we aren’t meant to go through this life alone.
Be Encouraged With These Biblical Tips For Wives
Who else is thankful that God gives us ways to combat these feelings of loneliness?
When we stop believing the lies from the enemy and start listening to the Truth, that is where transformation happens!
We have each other and His Word to lean on, and I pray that you take encouragement in these words. Remember, sister, you are not alone!