“And the Lord God said, ‘It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him’ ” (Gen. 2:18, NKJV).
Loneliness is confirmation that we were created by a relational God. It is also evidence that sin has marred God’s original plan for our lives. In that sense, we ought to embrace our loneliness as an experience that could deepen our relationship with God (cf. Rom. 5:3). Rather than pretending that we are not lonely, we need to acknowledge the feeling and allow God to minister to us through it. As we find our primary companionship in Christ, He will lead us to Christian fellowship that will ease the feelings of isolation we may face. From this week’s lesson – Friday.
Read about it, think about it, and let’s discuss this Sabbath.