It’s hard to hide. It’s sandwiched in every feast of happiness. If not resolved, it eats away the life in daily existence, weakens the health of its subject and poisons his mind until the search for its cure becomes the sole motivation for every action, each passing day. This outburst of emotion may attack anytime and anywhere...Loneliness – the worst of all feelings.
Few reasons causing this malady are:
- shattered dreams
- loss of income
- a broken vow of love
As the depressed loses control, he binges away, gets drunk and throws himself unconsciously into situations that only bring further desolation. He buys things that do not really make the pain go away. He does anything and everything just to make him feel known, needed, and loved: YouTube, Facebook, drugs, addiction, and pornography. He is, at best, helpless until he comes to his senses and surrenders.
The internet has surely made the world of 7 billion people smaller but it did not cure the problem of loneliness permanently. Virtual connections bridge isolated beings through Facebook, Twitter and other online social network but do not suffice the need for personal intimacy.
The power of loneliness can only be overcome by the power of God who placed a God-sized vacuum in the hearts of all so we may seek Him. Only He can lead us to places, people and resources that can help us, not only cure our loneliness, but to really enjoy life.
“A thief [Satan] is only there to steal and kill and destroy. I [Jesus] came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of.” – John 10:10 The Message