Gospel Living

The Savior understands your loneliness.

07/06/23 | 1 min read
He offers you comfort and love.

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland has called the Savior’s Atonement “the loneliest journey ever made.”

In recent weeks we have read scriptures about how He suffered while His disciples slept, was betrayed by some of His closest friends, and even cried “in ultimate loneliness, ‘My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?”1

But even in His loneliness, the Savior wasn’t really alone. Angels came to strengthen Him. And He knew His Father in Heaven loved Him, even in moments He couldn’t feel Him there.

Guess what? You have these things, too! God loves you. People on both sides of the veil are cheering you on.

And on top of that, Jesus Christ understands your sorrows and how to help you. He is always there for you with arms outstretched (see Mosiah 16:12). He can even help you overcome the spiritual disconnection that comes from sin, helping you repent and become close to God once more.

Because of His atoning sacrifice, you don’t have to be alone!

Make a “Comforting List”

Reading the scriptures is one way you can feel closer to Jesus Christ when you feel lonely. List a few comforting scriptures you can read in times where you feel alone.

Adapted from “When You’re Feeling Lonely” in the June 2023 For the Strength of Youth magazine.
1. From “None Were With Him,” Apr. 2009 general conference.