This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, with the Gospel Light Minute X Podcast #359 titled, “If No One Else Cares for You, God Does.” I’m here to remind you of what the Bible says, that “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” like you and me.
Some time ago someone placed this ad in a Kansas newspaper:
“I will listen to you talk for 30 minutes without comment for $5.00. “
Sounds like a joke, doesn’t it? But the person was serious. Did anybody call? You bet. It wasn’t long before this individual was receiving ten to twenty calls a day. The piercing pain of loneliness was so sharp that some were willing to try anything for a half hour of companionship.
God knows your feelings of loneliness, my friend, and He does care. Please believe that! He not only knows and cares, He understands, He is touched, He is moved. And He longs to sustain and deliver us.
Jesus Christ Himself experienced the maximum impact of loneliness, as He hung on the cross. His friends had already fled. One had betrayed him. In the bottomless agony of that moment, the Lord cried out—He literally screamed aloud.
The loneliness of those dark moments, as the Savior carried our sin, cannot be adequately pictured on paper. Cold print cannot convey it. But is it any wonder that He is now able to sympathize and enter in as we battle feelings of loneliness? Those who bear the scars of that silent warfare need no explanation of the pain—only an invitation to share in the wound and, if possible, help in the healing. When we are lonely, we need an understanding friend. Jesus is the One Who sticks “closer than a brother”.
When we are lonely, we need strength to keep putting one foot in front of the other—Jesus is the One Who strengthens us. When we are lonely, we need to lift our eyes off ourselves. Jesus, the “Author and Finisher” of the life of faith, invites us to fix our eyes on Him and refuse to give up.
God is a specialist when the anguish is deep. His ability to heal the soul is profound, but only those who fully rely on His Son, Jesus Christ, experience relief.
By turning from the loneliness of sin and unbelief to faith in Jesus Christ, you can have confidence that God cares for you:
The Bible says in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Won’t you put your trust in him today?
If you are willing to trust Jesus Christ with all of your heart so you can go to Heaven, please pray with me what is called the sinner’s prayer: Holy Father God, I acknowledge that I am a sinner and I admit that I have sinned against You and that I have broken Your Ten Commandments. I have lied before. I have stolen things before. I have lusted after people and things before. I have dishonored and disobeyed my parents. I have taken Your holy Name in vain. For Jesus Christ’s sake, please have mercy and grace upon my soul and forgive me of all of my sins, my failures, and my faults. As I now believe in Your Holy Son the Lord Jesus Christ. I believe that He suffered, bled, and died on the cross for my sins, was buried and rose again. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit and help me to repent of my sins past. Help me to turn from my old, evil life and follow You in the new life. For it is in Your Name I pray. Amen.
Thank you for listening to this Gospel presentation. If you have decided to trust Jesus Christ as your Saviour after listening to this podcast, please email us at [email protected] and let us know. To find out more about what you need to do after trusting Christ as Savior, visit GospelLightSociety.com and read “What to Do After You Enter Through the Door”.
The tract this podcast is based on is written by Charles Swindoll and published by Crossway, a non-profit organization whose purpose is to spread God’s Word to the world through the printed page and other media. You can order copies of this tract online at Crossway.org.