You Never Need to Feel Like a “Spiritual Orphan”!

Do you ever feel like a spiritual orphan without close friends or family to share your faith? This  1-minute devotion will encourage you.

Sometimes, especially in our current cultural climate, we can feel like “spiritual orphans” because friends or family members misunderstand or misrepresent our faith.

That's when we need to remember that our God is "a father to the fatherless" (Psalm 68:4-5). 

He offers us fatherly compassion:

“As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him; for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust.” Psalm 103:13-14

Like a loving father, God understands our weaknesses, frustrations, and fears. He understands us better than we understand ourselves. 

Like a loving father, He “daily bears our burdens” (Psalm 68:19):

“Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.” Psalm 55:22  

This wonderful help with our burdens is found throughout Scripture, even in Christ’s promise in Matthew 11:28-29.

Like any loving father, God also trains us in righteousness, teaches us the right paths, and lovingly rebukes us when we’re wrong, treating us “as a father the son he delights in” (Proverbs 3:11-12).

God wants us to understand the depth of His fatherly love for us. 

So whenever you're feeling like a spiritual orphan, climb up into your Heavenly Father's arms!

For more encouragement see Those Who Suffer and 4 Truths About Suffering. Or listen to the two-minute Bible Love Notes video God Knows Us Intimately and Loves Us Deeply.A great hardcover devotional priced lower than most paperbacks.

This devotion is based on some of the wonderful passages we find in the books of Psalms and Proverbs. And Wisdom for Life is also based on these Old Testament books of wisdom, comfort, encouragement, and instruction. 

Why not check it out. On Amazon, you can read the first four devotions by clicking “Read sample.” It's a hardcover book that costs less than most paperbacks, and it's a great size to put in your purse or large coat pocket!

Do you ever feel like a spiritual orphan without close friends or family to share your faith? This  1-minute devotion will encourage you.

Bible Love Notes


  1. Hey Gail,

    Just wanted to drop a quick note to say thanks for your amazing blog post. It really hit home for me, especially in today's cultural climate. Your reminder about God being a father to the fatherless and his compassion towards us as his children was truly uplifting. Your words brought comfort and encouragement when I needed it the most. I will translate this one!

    Take care,

  2. This is a very uplifting devotion. Thank you Gail. We regularly need this reminder. Rather than just reading it quickly + thinking 'That's nice', I'm hoping to remind myself of it often + reflect on it in a deeper way.