Loneliness is the greatest of demons. No matter what you do, what you have, where you’re at in life- there is no greater emptiness than the depression of being alone. What are our greatest fears? They all have the foundation of being left. The hardest cross to bear is to picture our lives with all those whom we love not to exist. God did not make man to be left alone. We were created to be relational beings, thus why when we realize it is a relationship with our Creator that He so desires; it opens up a whole new perspective on religion. When you take a step back, you realize there has always been a fellowship. Before earth was created God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit were all together- there has always been a relationship. If the cornerstone of all life is based off a relationship- no wonder we crave them. It no longer becomes obligatory or something to add to the checklist. Rather, we come to realize that He desires us, He wants to be with us and is jealous for our time.
Because of that, our relationships here on earth have far more of an effect on us than I think we realize. Parent to child. Brother to Sister. Friend to Friend. Husband to Wife.
Yet what happens when we are left alone? I know Jesus is my Friend, my Comforter, My Savior- but that doesn’t mean the loneliness disappears. That doesn’t mean that the feelings, desires and needs I have as human cease. So now what? I believe there is a purpose for everything and in everything- what is the purpose in this??
And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day. (Gen. 32:24)
I wrestle with myself. I have been brought here to be left to wrestle with a man, that man is me.
I will not let thee go, except thou bless me. (Gen 32:26).