Loneliness is a state of mind. I believe everyone goes through times of feeling alone. In my beginning with the battle of loneliness it was very difficult. I had no purpose in my life, only to feed this non-ending and ongoing pain within me; constantly feeding it to keep it happy. I took myself down avenues, that when it comes to my memory for ministering, it becomes arduous to think upon it because of the depth of sin I endured not be lonely.
This is something I have dealt with all my life. BUT God came to me in such a powerful way in my life.
He took me into my closets of hurt, rejection and pain. He walked with me through every room. It was almost more than I could take, BUT God”s hand was tightly around mine. Never for a minute did I not sense his presence with me. He created a healing in me that only he could do. I realized that as each room was cleaned more peace and purpose came to me. He opened my eyes to see what “TRUE LOVE” was; and his love broke my heart in a million pieces. I never imagined that such love existed.
God’s love can only come to you when you decide in your heart that this is what you desire; when the loneliness speaks so loudly in your heart and mind that you lose all direction and purpose. I know that life can bring so much destruction and pain that somewhere along the line we lose our heart and direction. We develop patterns that lead us down avenues that cage our heart and cripple our life. But I know that Christ came to give life and deliverance from all those handicaps with which satan binds us.
In Matthew 11:28 Christ states: Come to me, all of you who are tired and are carrying heavy loads. I WILL GIVE YOU REST.
I had a young teenage girl come to my home. As we were talking, she shared with me about the attempts the youth in her school were taking to try to end their own lives due to the loneliness they felt. She told me about a certain young man who was so lonely that he wanted to take his life. She asked me, “Do you think it is a sin to take your own life in this situation?’ I sat and asked God to give me insight to share with her. I believe God impressed upon me to tell her that, “God is life. He gives life. So do you feel that God would give permission for someone to take their life if he is the giver of life?’ She sat and thought about it and it brought peace to her question.
Loneliness can be devastating in anyone’s life. God came to bring life and this is what the lonely need to hear. We hear and read the word of God but we forget to plug into the power. We forget that God’s word is LIFE.
God brought me out of years of loneliness. I learned that he is always walking with me. He is always talking to me. I cannot depend upon my brothers and sisters to fill the void inside me. I realized God filled me to overflowing with the mind-shaking, life-shattering realization that God is LOVE, He is LIFE. In the moments when I feel like I am alone, God reminds, “I am here with you.” This comes because I have surrendered all my life to the “Giver of life”. Life still hurts at times, but I know that at times …. this is life. God never promised us that we would not experience pain and struggles. In fact this is the reality: we will experience them each and every day. But when we realize the hand that we hold is GOD’s, we can run. We can be joyful knowing that this is REALITY — that God is LIFE and LOVE!! We can put away loneliness and instead take security and fulfillment. We can fill our tanks with these wonderful gifts from God to us His children.
Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord is the One who goes before you. He will be with you; He will neither fail you nor forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:8
I don’t know about you, but this makes my heart jump up and down inside and outside because we have VICTORY over loneliness and anything that satan would try to cage us with.
God has a great need for you in his Kingdom.
Remember: God has too much for you to do for you to remain handicapped.