Dag Hammarskjold said, “Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for.”[1]

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.

Hebrews 13:5
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you."

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.

John 14:
15 “If you love me, keep my commands. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. 18 I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. 

If God is with you, who can be against you?

[1] Jerry Carrier, Hard Right Turn: The History and the Assassination of the American Left, Algora Publishing, p.162