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Guest Post by Naty Matos: Loneliness Doesn’t Mean You Are Alone!

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Loneliness is defined by my friend Wikipedia as a complex and usually unpleasant feeling in which a person feels a strong sense of emptiness and solitude. The causes of loneliness are varied, but it can be affected by social, mental, emotional, and spiritual factors. See that the definition says that it’s very unpleasant to feel lonely. It also says that whoever is feeling loneliness feels empty.

The thing about loneliness is that it is not equal to being alone. You can be in a room full of people and still feel alone. I believe loneliness is more related to a feeling of disconnection, where our senses, our feelings and our spirit are lacking the right connection. Like I said, if we are in a room, and we don’t know anyone or don’t have anyone there that we can relate to.

Everyone experiences loneliness at some point. The lack of a significant relationship, the loss of a loved one, a move to a different place, are just some of the reasons that can trigger feelings of loneliness. We can also feel emptiness when we don’t exercise our spiritual life. When we lose contact with God, we have the tendency of losing sight of those things that are relevant in life and get caught in the trivialities of life, getting overwhelmed and feeling lonely in our fight for our lives.

So what should we do when we feel lonely?

  • First we need to remember that God never left us, he was always there, we were the ones who walked away. He says to us in Matthew 28:20 ‘And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
  • Live in the comfort that he will always receive us back. That no matter who has left, who we left, who we lost or what we lost he will always be there for us. “Though my father and mother forsake me, the Lord will receive me.” Psalm 27:10
  • Remember that in times of trouble, He will be your protector. God will be there with you and for you in spite of you. “No one will be able to stand up against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you. “Joshua 1:5
  • Least but not last, rest that God will take care of you, all your needs and all your burdens.”He will fill your heart, spirit and life with his presence, peace and the right people. Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28

If you are feeling lonely today, I hope that this message comforts you and that the word of God gives you the strength to get through this time.

Blessings
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Book Description
Daisy has the perfect life, beautiful children and a wonderful husband. And Christmas is right around the corner. Tis the season to be jolly… Or is it?
Daisy’s life is flipped upside down by strange letters that are sent to her by her best friend, Amelia. And as her life continues to quickly spiral out of control, she realizes that something BIG is about to happen. Can she put aside her confusion, hurt, and anger in order to solve a mystery that may have a horrific ending????
Can Daisy’s life ever return to normal regardless to whether she does or doesn’t?

Author Bio
Naty Matos was born in the city of New York. She grew up in the beautiful Island of Puerto Rico and now lives in the city of Atlanta.
She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Psychology with a Minor in Mass Media Communications and a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling.
Naty writes Christian fiction and non-fiction. She maintains a blog on Christian Living Topics at www.therisingmuse.com
Copyright © The Rising Muse 2012

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This “Blog in a Book” Waters Christian Seedlings!

 

Growth Lessons

 

Review of Growth Lessons by Naty Matos

 

Naty Matos says she has been through some tough times, but she doesn’t dwell on them in this work. She keeps a sweet, cheerful attitude, a lot like the gardener, while gently and persistently digging around our roots, aerating our soil, fertilizing our ground, and pruning our parts to get some growth going.

 

She knows better than anyone what it’s like to grow up “saved,” but to only become truly converted after many years of “do-it-yourself” Christianity. What a timely message for today this book is. Folksy, flowing, as good as a chat over tea. Here’s the heart of a fellow believer opened to us, begging us to open our hearts and examine our relationship with our God.

 

I can’t think of a real surprise to tease you with from this book, because it’s not so much new, as charmingly presented, drawing you along from subject to subject. It’s a project, a patchwork quilt Naty invites you to work on together with her. Plenty of Scripture gets mixed in with Naty’s own thoughts.

 

It’s a blog, as I understand it, a person’s scattered thoughts collected and shared, in a stream of consciousness style. Yet the author says she has a Masters Degree, so I have to say that there seems very little regard for traditional punctuation here, especially periods. She also says she grew up with other languages so I hope that is an explanation. I enjoyed the book and could recommend it wholeheartedly with that one proviso.

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