No one who knew Linda could see it. She always had a smile on her face and hands and feet that kept busy with her home, family, and volunteer work. But there was a loneliness deep within that no social gathering or crowded shopping mall could relieve.
Sound familiar? Do you ever have those moments?
Loneliness is a mood not a permanent situation. It is a snapshot of the moment.
It is normal.
You are normal.
This kind of loneliness comes from a lack of connecting on a deeper level with those around us. It is a longing to get past the superficial and penetrate the soul.
A sure fire remedy to get reconnected is to get outside of oneself and do something for someone else. Jesus said, “This is my command: Love one another the way I loved you. This is the very best way to love.” John 15:12
But when that pendulum swings the other way, be careful. Sometimes in our quest for happiness we seek to fill every moment in our lives with something.
Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10
Sometimes God might be using quiet moments alone to speak to us.
Even in our loneliness, we are never alone.
Right now, you are not alone.