Nobody loves to be lonely and nobody loves to feel unloved by everybody. Everyone seeks satisfaction and happiness in life, but many are seeking it in the place where it is not found.
Loneliness is often a product of emptiness in the soul seeking true satisfaction, known to be more of an emotional need than a physical need. But in reality, most times the void is more of a spiritual than a physical or emotional emptiness. The proof of this is rather visible all around us today: many have resorted to the acquisition of money/wealth or friends or husbands/wives, some even to the doing of charity and many good works; all in the quest for satisfaction and to escape loneliness.
But truth remains that a spiritual void can never be filled by any human, material or physical entity or means. The emptiness in one’s life that only God can fill can never be replaced by anything else. No matter how hard anyone tries, the best that can be offered is just a temporary satisfaction. Many, who actually need God, are trying to use some other ‘god’ to replace God; yet they want the kind of satisfaction that only God can give; all their efforts then seem futile and unproductive. Just as the breath is irreplaceable in the life of a man, so also the place of God in his life is completely irreplaceable.
You may find a healthy and wealthy man who has acquired everything that money can buy and has more than enough for himself and his children, and yet he is not satisfied. He may not be greedy and unthankful. His problem is not that he needs more money or more wives, his problem is that he lacks God.
You may find a woman who had all the love and things she needed growing up – married to the love of her life, has had many honeymoons, and has blissful home, and yet she feels lonely. She may not be covetous or ungrateful, but that void is beyond natural love and comfort and she has given God’s position to another ‘god’. When you find someone who seems to have everything and yet still searching for something, the real need is not something, but Somebody.
“…He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loveth abundance with increase: this is also vanity…” Eccl. 5:10
We know loneliness is often a result of lack of love. God is Love, but many would rather seek true love where it is not found; in man, rather than in God. Again, neither money/wealth nor husband/wife can ever substitute God. Any happiness that does not have deep roots in God would hardly withstand the test of time and the storms of life. Any happiness that does not have its source in God can only last as long as the chilly weather lasts, but then fades away when the heat of the sun comes. God’s kind of love, joy and peace can only be sourced from Him, it can withstand the tests of all seasons, and they are free gifts only to His children.
Find a man/woman who has found peace and love in God, then you’ve found a man/woman whose joy does not easily fade away even in the midst of lack, trials or temptations. That man might not have everything which money can buy, but He has something most important which money can never buy. That woman might not have anybody by her side, but she has that most important Somebody that nobody can replace. Good works and charity works are good too, but without God, they can never give the God-kind of satisfaction. Neither will they be an excuse for disobedience to God’s Word or rebellion against His orders.
“…The fear of the LORD tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil…” Prov. 19:23
The first man Adam sinned and he lost his fellowship/relationship with God, and that created a void in him and in every human after him. For ages even to date, man continues to seek to fill that emptiness by any possible means within his power, but have had no lasting success in that quest. But, to God be the glory, in His time He restored the lost fellowship and made a true way to fill the void through His Son Jesus, thereby enabling man to reconnect back with God and find the true satisfaction that only He can give.
Jesus said, “I am the way…”, and He proved it beyond doubt that He truly is the only way to end the seemingly unending pain and loneliness. He came for the lost, the lonely, the heart-broken, the sick, and the afflicted; and as many as believed, were all set free and delivered. The only way to the God our heavenly Father is by faith in and through His Son Jesus. Anyone who comes to Him, He never rejects no matter the circumstance.
The end of the lack of love, loneliness, emptiness and dissatisfaction is only a simple humble heart-felt prayer away. Only believe and ask Him into your heart and life; and He will surely come through for you to help and to rescue you.
“…For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness…” Psa. 107:9
“…The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those who are crushed in spirit…” Psa. 34:18