The Overcoming Life (11 of 12) by Stan Coffey

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The Overcoming Life (11 of 12)
Series: The Overcoming Life
Dr. Stan Coffey
Psalm 102:6-7

I.LONELINESS IS A DECIDED FACT
II. LONELINESS IS A DESTRUCTIVE FORCE
III. LONELINESS IS A DEFEATED FOE

If you have your Bible I want you to turn to tonight to Psalms 102 and I want to continue the theme of the Overcoming Life and tonight talk to you about overcoming loneliness. Psalms 102 Verse 6-7.

As I read these verses I want you to pretend that you are a counselor or psychologist or some other kind of counselor and I want you to tell me what the problem is and what the person is experiencing who wrote these words.

Look at what he's says, "I AM LIKE A PELICAN OF THE WILDERNESS: I AM LIKE AN OWL OF THE DESERT. I WATCH, AND AM AS A SPARROW ALONE UPON THE HOUSE TOP." What's the problem? The problem obviously is loneliness; like a pelican in the desert, like an owl in the wilderness, like a sparrow on the housetop, always unnoticed and totally alone.

You know someone said, "He's like an owl alone in the desert but who gives a hoot?" Amen? I mean nobody seems to care; he's just all alone and I want to say some things to you tonight about overcoming loneliness because you know I have people come to me often and say, "Brother Stan, you know I wish you would just pray that God would help me because I so many times just feel so lonely. I feel so lonesome."

I.LONELINESS IS A DECIDED FACT

I think it is a problem that we face in our day and in our age. The first thing I want to say to you about overcoming loneliness is that we need to understand that loneliness is a decided fact. Dr. Paul Tournier, the noted Swiss psychiatrist, said that loneliness is the most devastating malady of this age.

Loneliness is the most devastating malady of this age. Thomas Wolfe wrote, "Don't think of loneliness as some curious abstraction, don't think of loneliness as some strange phenomena, loneliness is the central and inevitable fact of human existence."

That puts us ...


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