Loneliness is one single emotion that we all dread. When we are hit by major tragic life events,at the end of the gamut of emotions sending us through the roller coaster ride, is loneliness.
The result of loneliness stems from subjecting ourselves to sin, death in the family, a break-up, a shocking revelation and the list goes on. You get the picture.
At times loneliness is self-inflicted, meaning we realize that we subjected ourselves to it by succumbing to sin. In these situations, we can blame no one but ourselves. In other situations unbeknownst to us, we blame others. In some tragic, we tend to blame God. Regardless of the situation, we are still lonely.
Please remember that you are not alone. We all have experienced loneliness at one point or another. It happens to the best of us. It happened to David. Even as a mighty leader in a mighty kingdom, David succumbed to the sins of the flesh, committed adultery with a woman whose husband he ordered to be killed. Even as a king ordained by God, who God called as one “nearest and dearest” to His heart, he is not immune to the sins of the flesh.
Confessing our sins with the understanding that God is so merciful and forgiving that as long as we sincerely repent for them, we are forgiven. Only if you feel the sense of relief and joy after doing so will you ever be confirmed your sins have been forgiven. God goes as far as saying that your sins to Him has been FORGOTTEN as far as the East is from the West. Do you realize that only God can do that? I do not know of one person who does not become “historical” when it comes to others’ sins against them.
That brings me back to loneliness. Loneliness is a state of mind. It is satan telling you that you do not deserve joy in your life. It is restricting the Holy Spirit to move inside of you to assure you that God will not leave nor forsake you. As long as you feel God’s love, all pain in your heart, mind, soul and body has been healed. Literally. But because we have our own will, it is the will that needs to take a huge deep breath and release the pain in order to allow the Holy Spirit to wash over it. Our own will is a double-edged sword. It will either destroy or uplift us. Ultimately, it is your choice. What do you believe?
Until my next rant… LOVE ONE ANOTHER! Love you, mean it!