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You're not alone
Widows,Orphans

Theuestion is -

You're not alone
(New Testament)

How has God The Maker got things covered if I have to speak up for myself
- Matthew 10 : 20


How does The Maker provide for me when I'm in heavy trouble?
- John 14 : 16

How do I know The Maker is with me? Why can't I see Him?
- John 16 : 7

Can I seek, reach out, find God The Maker? How?
- Acts 17 : 27

Can I count on I The Maker's care even on the wildest missions?
- Acts 27 : 1


 

 

 

 

 

 

Can I experience The Maker's presence? How?
- Romans 8 : 16
Will other Giga People stand with me when I feel lonely?
- 2 Timothy 1 : 1
What kind of attitude should I take towards my friends when 'out on my own'?
- 2 Timothy 4 : 16

Will Jesus stay around when everyone else has gone?
- Hebrews 13 : 5
Will Jesus be the same to me even when I've gone and mussed up?
- 1 John 2 : 1
How do I know that Jesus is walking close to me?
- 1 John 5 : 7


You're not alone
(Old Testament)

Can I seek someone of the opposite sex to alleviate my loneliness and to be my helper? Should I make her my wife before setting up house together? What about Love?
- Genesis 2 : 18

Does Father God the Maker Himself undertake for the truly needy when they call and place their full trust in Him?
- 1 Kings 17 : 1

 

Can friends say or do the wrong thing even with the best of intentions?
- Job 2 : 11
What can I do when I'm abandoned, in trouble and enemies are waiting to get me?
- Psalm 25 : 16

What's the big deal when everything and everyone is against me?
- Psalm 109 : 31

What's the best way to keep closely in touch with God The Maker when under pressure and seemingly without help?
- Psalm 142 : 1

What does The Maker's presence as an advocate, counsellor do for me?
- Isaiah 9 : 6
What does God The Maker say about how srangers, immigrants and foreigners should be treated?
- Ezekiel 47 : 21


Widows,Orphans

(New Testament)

What does God The Maker do for people who are left alone and stony broke?
- James 1 : 27
In what order does God The Maker require action for people who are left alone and without help?
- 1 Timothy 5 :3

 

What can I do about injustice as it shows up in lack of provision for underprivileged people?
-Deuteronomy 24 : 19

If God The Make wants to provide family and friends for people who are alone is there any way I could help?
- Psalm 68 : 5
How does the relief of underprivileged people help to build a nation?
- Psalm 146 : 9

What can I do about God The Maker's provision for people who are left alone and without support?
- Proverbs 31 : 8

What comes down countrywide if people do not follow God The Maker's provision for people who are left alone and stony broke?
- Zechariah 7 : 9

A - What The Maker's Manual says -
You're not alone
(New Testament)

Matthew 10 : 20 - Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to councils, and in their synagogues they will scourge you; yes and before governors and kings shall you be brought for my sake, for a testimony to them and to the Gentiles. But when they deliver you up, be not anxious how or what you shall speak: for it shall be given you in that hour what you shall speak. For it is not you that speak, but the Spirit of your Father that speaks in you.

John 14 : 16 - And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may be with you for ever, even the Spirit of truth: whom the world cannot receive; for it beholds him not, neither knows him: you know him; for he abides with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you desolate: I come to you.

John 16 : 7 - Nevertheless I tell you the truth: It is expedient for you that I go away; for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. And he, when he is come, will convict the world in respect of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: of sin, because they believe not on me; of righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you behold me no more; of judgment, because the prince of this world has been judged.

Acts 17 : 27 - God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwells not in temples made with hands; Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he gives to all life, and breath, and all things; And has made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us: For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

Acts 27 : 1 - And when it was determined that we should sail for Italy, they delivered Paul and certain other prisoners to a centurion named Julius, of the Augustan band. And embarking in a ship of Adramyttium, which was about to sail to the places on the coast of Asia, we put to sea, Aristarchus, a Macedonian of Thessalonica, being with us. And the next day we touched at Sidon: and Julius treated Paul kindly, and gave him leave to go to his friends and refresh himself. And putting to sea from thence, we sailed under the lee of Cyprus, because the winds were contrary. And when we had sailed across the sea which is off Cilicia and Pamphylia, we came to Myra, a city of Lycia. And there the centurion found a ship of Alexandria sailing for Italy; and he put us therein. And when we had sailed slowly many days, and were come with difficulty over against Cnidus, the wind not further suffering us, we sailed under the lee of Crete, over against Salmone; and with difficulty coasting along it we came to a certain place called Fair Havens; nigh whereto was the city of Lasea. And when much time was spent, and the voyage was now dangerous, because the Fast was now already gone by, Paul admonished them, and said to them, Sirs, I perceive that the voyage will be with injury and much loss, not only of the lading and the ship, but also of our lives. But the centurion gave more heed to the master and to the owner of the ship, than to those things which were spoken by Paul. And because the haven was not commodious to winter in, the more part advised to put to sea from thence, if by any means they could reach Phoenix, and winter there; which is a haven of Crete, looking northeast and south-east. And when the south wind blew softly, supposing that they had obtained their purpose, they weighed anchor and sailed along Crete, close in shore. But after no long time there beat down from it a tempestuous wind, which is called Euraquilo: and when the ship was caught, and could not face the wind, we gave way to it, and were driven. And running under the lee of a small island called Cauda, we were able, with difficulty, to secure the boat: and when they had hoisted it up, they used helps, under-girding the ship; and, fearing lest they should be cast upon the Syrtis, they lowered the gear, and so were driven. And as we labored exceedingly with the storm, the next day they began to throw the the freight overboard; and the third day they cast out with their own hands the tackling of the ship. And when neither sun nor stars shone upon us for many days, and no small tempest lay on us, all hope that we should be saved was now taken away. And when they had been long without food, then Paul stood forth in the midst of them, and said, Sirs, you should have hearkened to me, and not have set sail from Crete, and have gotten this injury and loss. And now I exhort you to be of good cheer; for there shall be no loss of life among you, but only of the ship. For there stood by me this night an angel of the God whose I am, whom also I serve, saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must stand before Caesar: and lo, God has granted you all them that sail with you. Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even so as it has been spoken to me. But we must be cast upon a certain island. But when the fourteenth night was come, as we were driven to and fro in the sea of Adria, about midnight the sailors surmised that they were drawing near to some country: and they sounded, and found twenty fathoms; and after a little space, they sounded again, and found fifteen fathoms. And fearing lest haply we should be cast ashore on rocky ground, they let go four anchors from the stern, and wished for the day. And as the sailors were seeking to flee out of the ship, and had lowered the boat into the sea, under color as though they would lay out anchors from the foreship, Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, Except these abide in the ship, you cannot be saved. Then the soldiers cut away the ropes of the boat, and let her fall off. And while the day was coming on, Paul besought them all to take some food, saying, This day is the fourteenth day that you wait and continue fasting, having taken nothing. Wherefore I beseech you to take some food: for this is for your safety: for there shall not a hair perish from the head of any of you. And when he had said this, and had taken bread, he gave thanks to God in the presence of all; and he brake it, and began to eat. Then were they all of good cheer, and themselves also took food. And we were in all in the ship two hundred threescore and sixteen souls. And when they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship, throwing out the wheat into the sea. And when it was day, they knew not the land: but they perceived a certain bay with a beach, and they took counsel whether they could drive the ship upon it. And casting off the anchors, they left them in the sea, at the same time loosing the bands of the rudders; and hoisting up the foresail to the wind, they made for the beach. But lighting upon a place where two seas met, they ran the vessel aground; and the foreship struck and remained unmoveable, but the stern began to break up by the violence of the waves.And the soldiers' counsel was to kill the prisoners, lest any of them should swim out, and escape. But the centurion, desiring to save Paul, stayed them from their purpose; and commanded that they who could swim should cast themselves overboard, and get first to the land; and the rest, some on planks, and some on other things from the ship. And so it came to pass, that they all escaped safe to the land.

Romans 8 : 16 - The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit, that we are children of God:

2 Timothy 1 : 1 - Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus through the will of God, according to the promise of the life which is in Christ Jesus, to Timothy, my beloved child: Grace, mercy, peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers in a pure conscience, how unceasing is my remembrance of you in my supplications, night and day longing to see you, remembering your tears, that I may be filled with joy; having been reminded of the unfeigned faith that is in you; which dwelt first in your grandmother Lois, and your mother Eunice; and, I am persuaded, in you also.

2 Timothy 4 : 16 - At my first defence no one took my part, but all forsook me: may it not be laid to their account. But the Lord stood by me, and strengthened me; that through me the message might be fully proclaimed, and that all the Gentiles might hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion. The Lord will deliver me from every evil work, and will save me to his heavenly kingdom: to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen. Salute Prisca and Aquila, and the house of Onesiphorus. Erastus remained at Corinth: but Trophimus I left at Miletus sick. Give diligence to come before winter. Eubulus salutes you, and Pudens, and Linus, and Claudia, and all the brethren. The Lord be with your spirit. Grace be with you.

Hebrews 13 : 5 - for himself has said, I will in no wise fail you, neither will I in any wise forsake you.

1 John 2 : 1 - My little children, these things write I to you that you may not sin. And if any man sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: and he is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for the whole world.

1 John 5 : 7 - And it is the Spirit that bears witness, because the Spirit is the truth.

You're not alone (Old Testament)

Genesis 2 : 18 - And the man gave names to all cattle, and to the birds of the heavens, and to every beast of the field; but for man there was not found a help meet for him. And Jehovah God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept; and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof: and the rib, which Jehovah God had taken from the man, made he a woman, and brought her to the man. And the man said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they shall be one flesh. ( 25 ) And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

1 Kings 17 : 1 - And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the sojourners of Gilead, said to Ahab, As Jehovah, the God of Israel, lives, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word. And the word of Jehovah came to him, saying, Get you hence, and turn you eastward, and hide yourself by the brook Cherith, that is before the Jordan. And it shall be, that you shall drink of the brook; and I have commanded the ravens to feed you there. So he went and did according to the word of Jehovah; for he went and dwelt by the brook Cherith, that is before the Jordan. And the ravens brought him bread and flesh in the morning, and bread and flesh in the evening; and he drank of the brook. And it came to pass after a while, that the brook dried up, because there was no rain in the land. And the word of Jehovah came to him, saying, Arise, get you to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and dwell there: behold, I have commanded a widow there to sustain you. So he arose and went to Zarephath; and when he came to the gate of the city, behold, a widow was there gathering sticks: and he called to her, and said, Fetch me, I pray you, a little water in a vessel, that I may drink. And as she was going to fetch it, he called to her, and said, Bring me, I pray you, a morsel of bread in your hand. And she said, As Jehovah your God lives, I have not a cake, but a handful of meal in the jar, and a little oil in the cruse: and, behold, I am gathering two sticks, that I may go in and dress it for me and my son, that we may eat it, and die. And Elijah said to her, Fear not; go and do as you have said; but make me thereof a little cake first, and bring it forth to me, and afterward make for you and for your son. For thus says Jehovah, the God of Israel, The jar of meal shall not waste, neither shall the cruse of oil fail, until the day that Jehovah sends rain upon the earth. And she went and did according to the saying of Elijah: and she, and he, and her house, did eat many days. ( 16 )The jar of meal wasted not, neither did the cruse of oil fail, according to the word of Jehovah, which he spoke by Elijah.

Job 2 : 11 - ( Continued from topic ' Enemy Alert' ) Now when Job’s three friends heard of all this evil that was come upon him, they came every one from his own place: Eliphaz the Temanite, and Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite, and they made an appointment together to come to bemoan him and to comfort him. And when they lifted up their eyes afar off, and knew him not, they lifted up their voice, and wept; and they rent every one his robe, and sprinkled dust upon their heads toward heaven. So they sat down with him upon the ground seven days and seven nights, and none spoke a word to him: for they saw that his grief was very great.

Psalm 25 : 16 - Turn you to me, and have mercy upon me; For I am desolate and afflicted. The troubles of my heart are enlarged: Oh bring you me out of my distresses. Consider my affliction and my travail; And forgive all my sins. Consider my enemies, for they are many; And they hate me with cruel hatred. Oh keep my soul, and deliver me: Let me not be put to shame, for I take refuge in you. Let integrity and uprightness preserve me, For I wait for you. Redeem Israel, O God, Out all of his troubles.

Psalm 109 : 31 - For he will stand at the right hand of the needy, To save him from them that judge his soul.

Psalm 142 : 1 - ( Maschil of David; A Prayer when he was in the cave ) - I cried to the LORD with my voice; with my voice to the LORD did I make my supplication. I poured out my complaint before him; I shewed before him my trouble. When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then you knew my path. In the way wherein I walked have they privily laid a snare for me. I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but there was no man that would know me: refuge failed me; no man cared for my soul. I cried to you, O LORD: I said, You are my refuge and my portion in the land of the living. Attend to my cry; for I am brought very low: deliver me from my persecutors; for they are stronger than I. Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise your name: the righteous shall compass me about; for you shall deal bountifully with me.

Isaiah 9 : 6 - his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Ezekiel 47 : 21 - So shall you divide this land to you according to the tribes of Israel. And it shall come to pass, that you shall divide it by lot for an inheritance to you and to the strangers that sojourn among you, who shall beget children among you; and they shall be to you as the home-born among the children of Israel; they shall have inheritance with you among the tribes of Israel. ( 23 ) And it shall come to pass, that in what tribe the stranger sojourns, there shall you give him his inheritance, says the Lord Jehovah.

Widows,Orphans (New Testament)

James 1 : 27 - Pure religion and undefiled before our God and Father is this, to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.

1 Timothy 5 ; 3 - Honor widows that are widows indeed. But if any widow has children or grandchildren, let them learn first to show piety towards their own family, and to requite their parents: for this is acceptable in the sight of God. Now she that is a widow indeed, and desolate, has her hope set on God, and continues in supplications and prayers night and day. But she that gives herself to pleasure is dead while she lives. These things also command, that they may be without reproach. But if any provides not for his own, and specially his own household, he has denied the faith, and is worse than an unbeliever. Let none be enrolled as a widow under threescore years old, having been the wife of one man, well reported of for good works; if she has brought up children, if she has used hospitality to strangers, if she has washed the saints’ feet, if she has relieved the afflicted, if she has diligently followed every good work.
But younger widows refuse: for when they have waxed wanton against Christ, they desire to marry; having condemnation, because they have rejected their first pledge. And withal they learn also to be idle, going about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not. I desire therefore that the younger widows marry, bear children, rule the household, give no occasion to the adversary for reviling: for already some are turned aside after Satan. If any woman that believes has widows, let her relieve them, and let not the church be burdened; that it may relieve them that are widows indeed.

Deuteronomy 24 : 19 - You shall not wrest the justice due to the sojourner, or to the fatherless, nor take the widow’s raiment to pledge; but you shall remember that you were a bondman in Egypt, and Jehovah your God redeemed you thence: therefore I command you to do this thing. When you reap your harvest in your field, and has forgot a sheaf in the field, you shall not go again to fetch it: it shall be for the sojourner, for the fatherless, and for the widow; that Jehovah your God may bless you in all the work of your hands. When you beat yourolive-tree, you shall not go over the boughs again: it shall be for the sojourner, for the fatherless, and for the widow. When you gather the grapes of your vineyard, you shall not glean it after you: it shall be for the sojourner, for the fatherless, and for the widow. And you shall remember that you were a bondman in the land of Egypt: therefore I command you to do this thing.

Psalm 68 : 5 - Sing to God, sing praises to his name: Cast up a highway for him that rides through the deserts; His name is Jehovah; and exult you before him. A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, Is God in his holy habitation. God sets the solitary in families: He brings out the prisoners into prosperity; But the rebellious dwell in a parched land.

Psalm 146 : 9 - Jehovah preserves the sojourners; He upholds the fatherless and widow; But the way of the wicked he turns upside down.
Jehovah will reign for ever, Your God, O Zion, to all generations. Praise you Jehovah.

Proverbs 31 : 8 - Open your mouth for the dumb, In the cause of all such as are left desolate. Open your mouth, judge righteously, And minister justice to the poor and needy.

Zechariah 7 : 9 - Thus has Jehovah of hosts spoken, saying, Execute true judgment, and show kindness and compassion every man to his brother; and oppress not the widow, nor the fatherless, the sojourner, nor the poor; and let none of you devise evil against his brother in your heart. But they refused to hearken, and pulled away the shoulder, and stopped their ears, that they might not hear. Yes, they made their hearts as an adamant stone, lest they should hear the law, and the words which Jehovah of hosts had sent by his Spirit by the former prophets: therefore there came great wrath from Jehovah of hosts. And it is come to pass that, as he cried, and they would not hear, so they shall cry, and I will not hear, said Jehovah of hosts; but I will scatter them with a whirlwind among all the nations which they have not known. Thus the land was desolate after them, so that no man passed through nor returned: for they laid the pleasant land desolate.

 

Only if you've experienced loneliness - the absence of love, attention, being liked, can you know the desolation and pain of being alone.... Worse still, when people are hostile and against you.

God The Maker, who has been in that place, has provided both promises and experiences of His presence that will convince you without doubt that He is there and very close .....

If you reach out for Him.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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