I don't know about you but I have a busy schedule in my ministry for The Lord. I used to travel the world, waking up each morning usually in some motel or prophet's room a local church had prepared. When I woke up sometimes I didn't know where I was, I couldn't even remember which was the way to the bathroom.
Many people say to me they envied my lifestyle but I want you to know it was not so glamorous; it was often quite lonely. I missed my wife very much when I travelled without her, and I longed to get home to be with her again.
In that busy life I always appreciated the few quiet moments I would try to snatch in a motel room before a meeting, to gather my thoughts and communicate with The Lord about the up-coming meeting.
I am a person who does not really mind being alone at times; I always enjoy the opportunity to fellowship with The Lord and spend some time in His Word.
Often times other people really feel the loneliness of being alone and they can't be without other people around them.
The dictionary describes loneliness as a sad state because of lack of companionship, the depressing feeling of being alone, single, solitary, and without company.
Always remember that just because you are alone, you do not have to be lonely.
As believers remember we have a Father who loves us. He desires the best for us. We’re part of a large spiritual family with many brothers and sisters. But sometimes we still feel lonely, even in a crowd. This can happen even when there’s no major crisis in our lives.
Our greatest loneliness comes from a separation from the Father. This is a spiritual problem. The source is sin. We experience a break in our close fellowship with the Lord when we disobey Him and go our own way.
The remedy is confession. Confession leads us back to restored intimacy with God. If we refuse to admit our sin, the separation just grows worse.
Busyness and preoccupation with earthly affairs also cause this isolation. Sometimes we push aside time with God to fulfil our obligations with family and other things we consider to be important. We might focus so heavily on daily living that we ignore Him.
To overcome loneliness, spend time reconnecting with God through His Word. Take in the knowledge of His deep, abiding love. Meditate on His great promises. Being in harmony with God renews our purpose and energy for life, causing that sense of isolation to lessen. Hope replaces discouragement.
Our focus turns from self to others.
The Word says in Heb 13:5 Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you.
The writer to Hebrews is referring to Genesis 28:15 Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have spoken to you.
David said in Psalm 37:25 I have been young, and now am old; yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his descendants begging bread.
It’s important to reconnect with people. So, look for opportunities to encourage, serve, love, and support those around you. Intimacy with the Lord is both the antidote to loneliness and protection from it.