Loneliness and How to Overcome It

           Loneliness is one of the most devastating maladies of this age.   Loneliness may affect all ages.  God created man to be a social creature desiring fellowship (Genesis 2:18).  Loneliness is most often a symptom of a deeper problem—failing to maintain a proper relationship with God.

          Sin severed man’s relationship with God.  “If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me…” (Psa. 66:18).  “The Lord is far from the wicked: but He heareth the prayer of the righteous.”

          God restores sinful, alienated man to Himself.  “And having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven. And you, that were sometimes alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath He reconciled” (Col. 1:21, 22).

“For Christ hath also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the spirit” (I Peter 3:18).

          Have you trusted Christ as your Savior?  Do you desire to follow Him as Lord?  There is a God-shaped vacuum that can be filled only by God.  God has provided Christian fellowship to be a part of the believer’s life.  If you do not want to feel lonely, know Christ personally, and then seek to enjoy the fellowship of other believers.

          You can and must have friends to help round out your life.  Man is not meant to be a hermit.  Fellowship fills a need that only God can fill in our relationship with Him and fellow believers.  We can be alone but not lonely.  If we live as God intends, we do not need to be alone.  We need to be part of a local body of believers and be busy serving our Lord.  That will fill the void that many believers have with loneliness.



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