Bible Point: When we feel alone, God is with us
Key Verse: “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10
We learned this week how Elijah hid in a cave because the people of Israel were trying to kill him for following God. God reminded Elijah that God was with him by speaking to him in a gentle whisper. Like Elijah, we need to remember that when we feel alone, God is with us (1 Kings 19:9-18). Strengthen your family’s faith learning and growth with this easy idea.
- Talk to your children about a time you were feeling lonely. Maybe you’d moved away from friends and family. Or maybe you were surrounded by people who just didn’t understand you. What helped you overcome your loneliness in that situation? How was God involved?
- Discuss how knowing that God is with you during lonely times will affect the next time you face a similar situation. Then encourage your kids to talk about times they’ve felt all alone.
God, thank You for never leaving us. Please remind us of that daily. When we feel lonely, teach us to turn to You. In Jesus’ name, amen.