Dag Hammarskjold said, “Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for.”
Could it be that loneliness becomes God’s workshop in our life? In the apparent emptiness we look for deeper substance and meaning.
When we recognize the supreme value of having a relationship with God, we are better able to thrive through changing relationships and environments. Part of loneliness is rooted in discontent. When we are not happy with what we have, our negative emotions are amplified.
Sometimes loneliness comes from the amount of change that we experience. Everyone and everything around is in transition and we find ourselves longing for the familiar.
A lonely heart is an open door for God’s Spirit. You are invited to leave the orphanage and move into God’s house. If you are willing to trust God’s love, you will find your place at this new family table.
If God is with you, who can be against you?