16 Turn to me and show me Your loving-kindness. For I am alone and in trouble. 17 The troubles of my heart have grown. Bring me out of my suffering. 18 Look upon my troubles and my pain, and forgive all my sins. 19 Look upon those who hate me, for they are many. And how very much they hate me! 20 Keep me safe, Lord, and set me free. Do not let me be put to shame for I put my trust in You. 21 Let what is good and what is right keep me safe, because I wait for You.
I have a very dear friend who is going through some feelings of being empty and alone. This makes my heart ache, and I knew I must help them in any way I could. Upon them sharing their feelings with me, I immediately began to pray by asking God to send the Holy Spirit down and fill my friend up with His love. My next step was to be a listening ear. In addition to feeling empty and alone, “God just feels so far away right now,” they said. “You need to fill yourself up with God and the Holy Spirit,” I said. When you have God, you are never truly lonely for he is always with you.