What is loneliness? Loneliness is the greatest stress of all and it is a very difficult thing to overcome. In the bible, when God made man, He saw that 'it was not good for man to be alone' (Gen 2:18). God took mankind on a tour throughout the earth, and showed him of all its wonders and glory. God then, introduced mankind to all of the living creatures- those of the sea, of the air and of the land; but there was something burdening the man that God saw wasn't healthy. After showing him around and crowding him with all kinds of living beings, and even after he was crowned to be above all, God knew that Adam felt alone- and his type of loneliness was just something that couldn't be cured by any of these things.
So what did God do? He laid the man down and put him into a deep sleep and during this great sleep, God took the cries of his heart and turned it into joy (Psa 30:11). By the dawn of his wake, man's loneliness was wiped away, when God introduced Adam to Eve. Isn't this the way God wipes every tear from your eye?
Love is not a physical companionship between two people, it is the absence of loneliness, regardless of what type it is. The story of Adam concerned only one type of loneliness and not all mankind suffer the same type of burden. Loneliness comes in many forms and it causes people to feel incomplete. Whether it is caused by a deferred hope or some type of an unquenchable thirst, loneliness is a form of deprivation and void and it's not always about the lack of a companion (though, for most people, it seems to be). When a man senses loneliness, they tour through life seeking for the things that might help to alleviate this pain, just as God led Adam through the world, to try different things that might make his joy, complete. When people cannot find what they are looking for, it often means they don't know what is causing them to feel lonely; it was not because God didn't create something they needed to fill their hunger, for, everything we need has already been made.
When people do not understand the causes that make them feel lonely, they begin to lose touch with hope and motivation, because they are constantly searching for remedies and not finding. God already knew what Adam needed but He waited for Adam to find out for himself. For, a man cannot find satisfaction in the answer he receives, unless he first understands what he wants. And if they never take the time out to search within themselves to find out what exactly is causing them to feel empty, they will never know if what they've found was truly what they were looking for.
God's Counsel has guided me to become much closer into knowing what my heart truly desires, especially to make my joy complete. If everyone trusted in God, perhaps their sense of loneliness wouldn't cause them to do things that might make it worse, but rather, listen to His advice in searching for it, the right way. Sometimes, it can take a man a lifetime to know what truly makes them feel lonely in order to know the type of remedy they need. But if they are patient and they endure the search, they will eventually find, and be satisfied.
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