The most loneliest people are not necessarily hermits or the ones who live by themselves. Some of the lonliest people are in large crowds such as concerts, sporting events, parties, school, church, etc. Even famous people like actors, entertainers, sports figures, pastors, CEO’s can become lonely. The Beatles sang a song to large crowds, ” I Look at all the Lonely People”! There is a price for leadership at the top and usually loneliness comes with the package. People who troll social media more often than they need to can be lonely. Family members, seniors, those disabled can become lonely too.
There is always somebody who cares for you (besides your mother!) Or grandparent. You may long for friendship or companionship, but It takes effort to be a friend or companion just as much as we may be looking for a friend. It is true friends and family accept us for who we are and not for the positions or status that we hold socially. We talk about life and substance, not the things we possess. If you want friends then BE A FRIEND, it goes a long way. “A friend loves at all times and sticks closer than a brother or sister”.
There are some people who like to be alone and are not necessarily lonely. I like to call this aloneness not loneliness. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you are alone, but everybody needs some quiet time. Especially for yourself and/or with God. It helps us to reflect and think and recharges your batteries emotionally, physically, and even spiritually.
Time alone with God is well spent or well invested. God shows us who we are and helps us to become the valued person He wants us to be. God wants to be our friend. Jesus is a friend who sticks closer than a brother or sister. Even when we feel lonely or have been rejected by our peers. There’s an old song we hardly hear sung at church anymore, “What A Friend We Have in Jesus”.
Jesus said, ” My presence is with you always”. What a promise. What a truth of hope. God promises to never leave us or forsake us. Trust Him today. Satisfaction is guaranteed!
When we allow the Lord to be with us we are never lonely or alone!💜
Have a great day and fruitful week as this month winds down.
Call that friend or family sibling you’ve been putting off and get together for a walk, ride, lunch. an event. Be a friend, be a companion. The effort will be worth it my friend.