Dealing with Loneliness
In today’s fallen world we all deal to some extent with loneliness. For some of us we have learned to deal with loneliness through some addiction. God still loves you if you struggle with addiction. This fallen world is ruthless. It belongs to Satan and he could really careless about you, your friends or your family. So, as a truly converted Christian you must not give up. You must understand that you are in a spiritual war.
Depression afflicts thousands, millions, in varying degrees. Some depression is so severe that it requires medical help. Depression brings the feeling of hopelessness. One can begin to feel that he/she has tried everything. “I have tried out every religion. Nothing worked. So I turned to psychology. There I found another complete world of confusion.” Are these people happy? No! Jesus stated that many continue to seek but they never find. Apostle Paul stated that many are “blown here and there by every wind of doctrine.” [Ephesians 4:14] So, God is familiar with your struggles even if you don’t think so.
Much of our worldy understandings are based on human experience. The Bible teaches that there is another level of knowledge which is not just based on experience. This knowledge comes as “Divine Revelation”. Many people have asked me; “What in the world is divine revelation?” Well, it is an inner knowing that cannot be explained. It is when you know something to be true without ever having to learn it. That’s all.
This is how simple yet paradoxical God’s word truly is. Simple yet unexplainable with human reason and logic. You are not alone in your feelings. You have a “human spirit”. This spirit must unite with God’s Spirit! This will make you a “begotten child of God”. This is the beginning of true spiritual relationship with the only true God! God does not forsake us in discouragement [Psalm 16:8; 139:7-17]. Now we must understand that living a true Christian life will not be without trials, hardships, pain, sorrow, etc. The Bible [God’s Word] teaches us that trials and afflictions draw us closer to Him. In these times we must pray, talk to Him. God wants you to learn how to go to Him and talk to Him. Also, you must learn to LISTEN to Him. Read His word! He wrote it for YOU!
As a true Christian you must come to the understanding that He is in complete control of you [Psalm 118:6, 8, 14, 17]. Seek Him in depression. Seek Him in joy. Seek Him in all circumstances and He will direct thy paths! [Proverbs 3:5-6] Unconfessed sin leads to guilt which leads to depression. Do not hold anything back from God. He can forgive you from the greatest of sins. Do not let anything come between you and God!
If you want to be a part of God’s true Church, “The Worldwide Church of God” [COGSR] you must realize that honesty in Christ Jesus is your best weapon! You must begin to understand that God is sovereign. Learn to rejoice in trial [Philippians 4:4] God is “big enough” to forgive you and love you and to even heal those whom you have hurt!