It’s three o’clock in the morning and you are not asleep. The only things that seem to show signs of life are the blinking of your eyes and the beatings of your heart. Everything else is a scary void.
Even though there may be someone in the next room or on the same floor as you, it seems the nearest human being is as good as a mile away. They are in a peaceful state of oblivion but what about you? You feel the aching emptiness in your heart is as dark as the world outside your window, and the silence merely amplifies the thoughts of loneliness in your head.
There are different reasons for the loneliness we sometimes feel. Perhaps you’ve lost something or someone significant in your life. Or you’ve encountered a problem that you don’t know how to solve. Maybe the status quo doesn’t satisfy you anymore and you are still looking for happiness and fulfillment.
Loneliness is not just the result of solitude. It’s the helplessness that you feel when your thoughts, anxieties, and griefs are trapped inside you and can’t find its release. Even if friends or loved ones are available or close by, it seems they don’t understand what you’re going through, or you feel they are powerless to help you.
Do you realize that someone greater than you has a hold on you? Someone who knew you even before you were born (Ps 139:13)? Someone who knows the exact number of hairs on your head (Mt 10:30)? He knows your thoughts before you open your mouth, and He alone sees into your heart and empathizes with the internal struggles that you don’t know how to voice.
On the other side of the void stands the Father, God, who waits to embrace you. Standing in the way is our ignorance of Him. To mend this breach, He came in person to this world to take up the human weaknesses we carry.
Today, if you are willing to come to Jesus, He is willing to fill the void in your life. You will find in Him a true companion, one who both intimately knows you and the sufferings you bear. He wants to come into your heart to live and to cover you with His love until there is no more room for loneliness.
For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Heb 13:5b)