Loneliness

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Loneliness is a major source of anxiety for millions of people. Loneliness compels us to look for love in the wrong places; expecting instant gratification and settling for someone who was not meant to satisfy our deepest needs. Attempting to fill our loneliness with the wrong person will always cause problems. It is common knowledge that wrong fits are bothersome and irritating! Most single people are desperately seeking someone to fill their emptiness. Without acceptance and love, people feel anxious, depressed, worried, fearful, angered, and isolated. Why? The simple reason is that we were all designed for intimacy and companionship. After creating Adam, God said“It is not good for man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”So, He reached into Adam’s perfectly created body and took a rib from him in order to form his special helpmate.

According to Taber’s Medical Dictionary we have a series of 12 pairs of ribs. Only one set of these are ‘true’ ribs which are any of the upper seven ribs on each side of the rib cage. Numbers are often symbolic in the Bible; the number seven symbolizes completion. Adam had been left with only six ribs and Eve was the seventh rib. She completed him.

God knows we need companionship. After all, marriage and intimacy were His idea. Relationship with God (through belief in Christ) guarantees us more than eternal life. It also assures us that He will always unconditionally accept and love us. We are promised to be heard when we pray, comforted, sheltered, protected, and never left alone. These promises should convince us of our real worth. God’s unconditional love and acceptance should free us from having to be validated by anyone else. You see, God wants us to fully realize that He is all we really need. As strange as this may sound, when we reach the point of knowing that God is all we need, He gives us the desires of our heart.

David tells us in the book of Psalms 37:4 to“Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires.” Delight means experiencing great pleasure in God’s presence by knowing Him and desiring to be with Him. It means having a relationship with God and wanting to do what pleases Him. If this is true of you, and you have been praying for companionship, I’m here to tell you that there is someone who is meant to complete you.

The person who was made for you is the one who will love you through illness, hardships, and in spite of your changing appearance…and will desire to receive the love and affection that you yearn to give. This person is the one who will listen to your hopes, your dreams, and your smallest concerns while trusting you with theirs. Your soul-mate is the one who will encourage you to become who you are meant to be and will be happy when you succeed; never forcing or demanding anything of you.

Do you want this perfect partner? Then you must learn how to become a perfect partner first. Life-long relationships are built on mutual respect, effort, maturity, hard work, dedication, compromise, and prayer. These relationships are founded on the godly principles of love found in 1 Corinthians 13:4-7. This is so overused that most people don’t really pay attention to what is being said. Read and study this carefully.

What does God say true love is? Love is kind and patient. Love is never jealous, boastful, proud, or rude. Love isn’t selfish or quick tempered. Love doesn’t keep a record of the wrongs that others do. Love is pleased when others do well. Love does not insult. Love is always supportive, loyal, hopeful, and trusting. Love never dies. If you put these principles of love into action you are going to be surprised at the results.

Someone is getting prepared to be the answer to your prayer. Get prepared to be the answer to theirs. Then trust that God has set the day and time for you two to meet.

It happened for me…it can happen for you.

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