I do not ever remember being lonely before in my life, but after my separation I found myself 2 states away from home for 4 month, I was sick ,depressed, and lonely. I was house sitting and the pain of going home and being alone was unbearable. I thank God I had some family there because I felt totally overwhelmed by this horrible emotion. God did provide me some friends that reached out and help me, 2 who had gone through separation and divorce, one of them recently. I was glad when I moved back to Vermont. I was closer to my 3 children (16, 19, and 23) and saw them more often. It was also good that I lived with a friend and wasn’t alone so much. I also reconnected with my church; it was hard to go back alone. But it was the best thing I could have done. My Pastor met with me each week and we would talk, pray, and worship together. I also joined a gym for health reasons, and a prayer group. I realized I had to be proactive in my life if I would ever find freedom from loneliness. Today I am very content with all that God has given me. I still fight loneliness some times, but not as much now. God cares about how we feel, and He understands it. Please share your story of how God has helped you to cope with loneliness.
Lonely1, I am so sorry to hear of your loss, my sister in law Nancy was also a really close friend and she passed away last April at 51. I miss her so much and Dean her husband was down for 5 days over Christmas and the hole with out her here was so evident. We have to re-invent our lives when we face loss. God's word says that He gives families to the lonely. I pray that we here on this net will be that family to you. Just like any family we are not perfect, but as you reach out there are others who will be there for you to help you through your greif and loss. In the love of jesus