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Why Am I So Lonely

Why am I so lonely? Is God punishing me for something?

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 ---Patricia on 9/16/05
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hey I am very lonely my cat is my friend and she is mean and scratches me for no reason and I am begging my parents for dog so I wont be lonely and they wont let me have one and it is useless for me to try and I know I will end up single with 30 cats and dogs
---Kaitlin on 5/19/13

patricia, we are all just humans. find something to occupy your time. it seems you have idle time. go volunteer at a hospice house. I have been alone for almost 6 years and I don't have enough time in the day to do the things I want to do. I am picking up my oils again and I am making jewelry. those two is very demanding. no idle time for me. when I stop for a while, I get on christianet or facebook.
---shira4368 on 4/15/13

God is punishing us all since the Fall. As a creature made by God, most all us experience aloneness. May be God felt alone. May be that inspired God to create. May be that is why God wanted other beings. People are still alone with others and still alone in church and still alone in marriage. Some are more comfortable alone. Surround yourself with children. Visit prisons. Visit hospitals. Visit nursing homes. Play cards with others.
---born on 4/13/13

Tiffany, meet Andrew.
Andrew, meet Tiffany.
No expectations.
Let God draw you closer to each other as each of you draw closer to God.
---micha9344 on 4/10/13

It is hard at night I ask God why I am alone when I am such as caring and giving person. All my friends are happy and have someone that they love and who loves them back, I feel so ugly and depressed why cant I find anyone
---Tiffany on 4/9/13

Andrew, believe me when I tell you that the notion that the best years of your life are your late teens and 20's is NOT true.

It will get better. Trust me on that.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 3/14/13

\\Its been like this since I was young and I am now 19,\\

Andrew, do you actually think you're old at 19? I hope not!

At your age, you should be getting educated and choosing a career, not a mate.

One of the WORST things that can happen to you at 19 is being involved with the wrong person and fathering a child out of wedlock before you are ready for parenthood.

Consider yourself blessed.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 3/13/13

Andrew, you said you always wanted a lover. I don't know what you mean by that word. you have been looking in the wrong places. go to community activities, church but don't expect God to bless you to find a lover. you are so young and you have many years ahead of you. If you are a Christian, God will bless you with someone but He won't bless a physical relationship. the divorce rate is very high. men want a Christian girl but then ask her to do things that aren't Christian.
---shira4368 on 3/12/13

It seems like no matter what I do or how much I reach out for people I always end up left behind alone and hurt by the very people I reach out. Its been like this since I was young and I am now 19, I have always wanted a lover and when I get a few they all tear my heart out. Has the lord cursed me? or am I just a really bad person who deserves no one?
---Andrew on 3/9/13

Bro.Mike may the lord bless you.Have you ever write down qualities ( you desire for future wife? , likes & hopes/ tell God exact mores, qualities, virtue, or such you desire in her? the Lord ls listening! Talk to him & you never know he may surprise you! just please don't dispare the Lord got somebody for you.I am always pray for anybody.The Lord sees your heart & I will ask the lord to keep you encouraged! Take it a time.You want God to place a woman for you who her mind is first totally settled & not double minded.
If she love the lord genuinely then you know she is for real.God bless you! Like woman in Pro.31:30
---ELENA on 12/20/12

i am a straight man that is hoping to find love again, especially after a divorce. i feel as if GOD is punishing me, and i do not know why. my wife was the one that cheated on me in the first place, and i was a very caring and loving husband that never mistreated her at all. now going out and trying to find a good woman is very difficult for me, since many women today do have an attitude problem and are so very difficult to start a normal conversation with. there seems to be so many very nasty women today, and years ago they were certainly much more educated. and there are much more women that are more into other women, instead of meeting us serious men that are looking.
---MIKE on 12/20/12

Patricia has been gone for close to seven years now. Maybe she is not along anymore. Maybe she is not even living.
Most people do not want to be along. Others are happy been along. No matter where you are at, God is with you always, He will never leave you, because nothing " shall separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus" (Rom. 8:29).
---Mark_V. on 12/19/12

thanks criea and trey, God is with me and I love my new apt. no more yards, so fruit trees and no edgeing of yards, no more replacing roofs, air conditioning, no more painting walls and no more house taxes and home owners insurance. feels pretty good to me. God don't punish us by us being lonely. maybe God can see where your life would be if you got married.
---shira4368 on 12/16/12

" God has given me grace to overcome many things in my life."
---shira438 on 12/15/12

His Grace truly is sufficient. Bless you
---chria9396 on 12/15/12

Sister Shira, my mother is alone up in Amarillo. My dad passed away about 5 years ago. She tells me that she is not alone. The Lord is always with her. Lord bless you dear sister.
---trey on 12/15/12

Hello, yes I too, been alone and now really alone no more boy friends no husband and don't want to be involved no more. I really am happy my mother said you the type God want you for himself. Now I believe it. I accept it. No more acting crazy. my love life always - end too sadly.
.try over & over get same results. No use. Better alone.
---ELENA on 12/15/12

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I have been alone for 5 years and I love being by myself. I can sleep, eat, go out to shop when I get ready. I watched my daughter die from brain cancer and watched my husband die from agent orange. those who have lost loved ones knows it is the most terrible pain I ever felt and at times I just wanted to go to bed and not get up. God has given me grace to overcome many things in my life.
---shira438 on 12/15/12

Time will heal if you let it. Help others, volunteer your time to others who are in need. If you are depressed you may need professional help. Seek out friends and family who care. I've been where you are--love lost was hard on me---but I eventually recovered and got alive again. Good luck.
---John_Earl on 12/15/12

It sounds like you and i have a lot in common. I feel like there is a hole in my heart. The only escape from this loneiness is sleep and i am awake at one in the morning. I guess what i am trying to say is you are not alone in your pain i pray for both of us and all the other people out there who are lonely and in pain. They say when god closes one door he opens another but these dark hallways are really hard. Your not alone ,
---ed on 12/15/12

Ted, bless your heart. I have a friend who went thru the same thing. What you are going thru many has gone thru. Can you file bankruptcy? It seems in your particular case to be a lifesaver. If you can see a way to survive the next 7 yrs, bankruptcy would be an option. Also a credit counselor could help you a lot. my sister in law once went thru a counselor to pay bills she couldn't pay monthly. I pray for you and please find a good church and pray. God will help you deal with things in this life that seem unbearable.
---shira4368 on 6/29/12

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One of you said 'God doesn't want you to be guided by emotions?!" That's like saying, you're hungry so what, you don't need food. God made you to be human with needs and emotions. the best we can do is try to make peace with our lives and seek something meaningful. in the midst of despair, it is hard to see the tiny sliver of light. focus on the light to find courage to face our problems. God does not want us to suffer, but we are fooling ourselves by saying that if you have problems it's God's will. That's like saying the holocause and Hitler were God's will, or that abortion is God's will. This site needs a dose of good old fashioned reality. Christianity without thought and common sense leads to some of the sick crap on here.
---me on 6/27/12

Hello,family thank God for Jesus! 1.loneliness,can be we put "too high"expectations(my opinion) on people who probably,not sincere.2.Jesus is my only best friend city where I live...Truth! I have been hurt,set up really last time .So,no I don't have friends here. Do not visit no one. pastor spoke with me,kept this before God,have forgiven & moved on....No,more loneliness.3. Praying,best "stay talking to my heavenly father!"....Reading the word!Jesus is a true friend! Love of jesus!
---ELENA on 4/4/12

He who wants friends, must show himself to be friendly.
---Eloy on 6/27/11

hi Theodore.sad to hear that you are going through a rough time right now.everyone of us did have experienced the ups and down in one is exempted from facing trials in life.good news is...we have a big God bigger that our problems..when we feel heavy laden-He is inviting us to come to Him and find rest (Matt 11:28).Know that your storm shall come to pass.Just keep hanging on to God,He will never fail you
---mj on 6/27/11

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Theodore, which means 'Gift of God'...the only way to get over loneliness is to be alone. when you pray...cry, scream, curse...God wants of all things your honesty. do not turn back and you will not ride the tail anymore.

The hardest thing a christian to do is to forgive those who hurt you ...especially when that person is you.
---aka on 6/27/11

Theodore: I have been betrayed before so I know how that feels. If your wife was like two different people then I also know how that feels.

There is no easy answer to this. A lot of people can't be trusted unfortunately but when it is your own spouse then that is almost unforgivable.

All I can say is to converse with Christ and pray continually and ask him to help you get through this. And let God be the one for taking vengeance regarding this.

One day God will make all things right.
---poopsey on 6/27/11

Sometimes loneliness can actually be an oppressing spirit. It is easily mistaken for loneliness.
Many I know actually have found that upon getting saved they feel the same sort of homesickness that a child feels when away from home for an extended period of time. It is their soul longing to be with the Lord.
Not all of it is depression.
Both types seem to lift when in church.
---Frank on 6/27/11

Ted-- You are going through a very difficult time indeed! I had hoped that others here ( I'm sure there are some) who have been through the same sort of thing might have some helpful thoughts for you.

I can only speak from other experiences in my life when I had to pick myself up and start over. You can do this. In time, can can even forgive your wife (or ex) with God helping you. Take one day at a time. Open your heart to God daily. Read something from the Bible daily. Depend on Him for everything. Seek the prayers of other Christians (esp. those who are not close to your situation). I will pray for you.
---Donna66 on 6/26/11

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Hello, my name is Ted. I write this blog because I am very lonely right now. I was betrayed by my spouse and I going through a divorce that I do not want. Under the pressure of my marriage I had a breakdown and my wife is using that to limit the access I have with my daughter. Before we seperated, we transfered all her debt on to my credit card to help her with credit score. I am now saddle with a ton of debt. I have friends but they all have families and their own lives. Please pray for me and give some advice on how not to feel so lonely. I Trust in God and this experience has got me closer to him.
P.S. The hardest thing a christian to do is to forgive those who hurt you.
---Theodore on 6/26/11

Psalm 23
Rest,for He maketh me to lie down in green pastures
Peace,for He leadeth me beside the still waters
Restoration, for He restoreth my soul
Guidance, for He leadeth me in paths of righteousness
Honor,for His name's sake
Hope, for I walk through the valley of the shadow of death
Courage,for I will fear no evil
Companionship,for Thou art with me
Comfort,for Thy rod and Thy staff comfort me
Sustenance,for Thou preparest a table before me
Vindication,in the presence of my enemies
Blessing,Thou anointest my head with oil
Fulness,for My cup runneth over
Abundant Life,for goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life
Eternal Security,for I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
---Donna on 3/9/10

I think loneliness borders on depression. Are u saved? Do u have any family or friends,at all? Do u have a church home? Get involved in something outside of yourself. Loneliness focuses on self too much. Reach out to others who are worse off than yourself. The homeless shelters for women and children,men shelters, hospitals, nursing homes all need people, like yourself, to brighten someone else's lives. Try it. It works! Read Phillipians chap 4 and then do what it says! Not just read it--ok. Think only on things that are true,noble,pure,good. Positive things. Not the bad things. It may not happen overnite but you must begin somewhere. Reach out to someone everyday. And you will feel this loneliness begin to leave you and find another home.
---Robyn on 3/9/10

Well said larry!
---catherine on 3/6/10

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While I don't have much problem with lonliness, just [tiny spirts], we do tend to believe that God is punishing us everytime a trial comes a calling.. Nothing could be further from the truth. God loves His people. We just don't understand God very well. But, we will if we hang in there. No better way to get to know God, the living God, than through trials....Stay in prayer, praise Him. The devil hates these things.
---catherine on 3/6/10

We are human beings.

Loneliness can be different things.

Jesus does not give a widow a cuddle.
---alan8566_of_uk on 3/5/10

The answer is simple. Unbelief.

Jesus said he will never leave us and you chosen not to believe him.

Ask him for forgiveness and spend time pouring your life into others at a soup kitchen or the like. It will get your mind off your feelings which are a result of self-absorbtion and selfishness.

How could you possibly be of any use to the Savior if you are making life decisions based on feelings. Paul didn't want to stay in Ephesus, Moses didn't want to leave the palace, Abraham wasn't asking to leave Ur and so on.

I don't mean to be harsh but God did not place us here to be guided by our feelings.
How can you be of any use to the lost?
---larry on 3/4/10

Patricia. I too am feeling alone and lonely. It is a deep craving for purpose. My soul aches with lonliness. For the past three years I have been a recluse,until I awaken to God's call. I must find purpose We fill the need to serve others and not ourselves and that is the root of the lonliness. God bless you for posting this blog. I was down and out and sad tonight, but after reading these blogs I know now what I need to do for myself. Walk around a hospital in the cancer ward for children. What purpose, but to spend time with someone who also needs companionship. Find it Patricia. God bless you for posting your needs and helping me in the process.
---shelle on 3/4/10

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In the past, i use to feel like that before i understand that being thankful, appreciative of what God has done in my life and praising Him(COUNTING OUR BLESSINGS) eliminates my loneliness and being moody. Please check if this is happening too at your end.
---Adetunji on 10/30/09

Surely, if you don't EMBRACE the ways of this world, you will feel like an outcast and be "poor in spirit" (sad, depressed) and all of the unfriendliness/hostilty, and corruption (hatred, resentment) of the prideful will be "grievous" to you...

Matthew 5:3
"Blessed are the poor in spirit..." (the present INNER heaven of your heart and MIND, Romans 12:2).

Ecclesiastes 2:17
"are grievous to me".

Right now, you are LEARNING (being TAUGHT) to ENDURE...

Matthew 24:13
"endures to the end will be saved".

Endurance produces CHARACTER and a CONSCIENCE.

Have a LOVE devotion/relationship to GOD. Have a "FAITH FOR faith" (Romans 1:17 RSV).
---more_excellent_way on 10/30/09

God's with u
---Christian on 10/30/09

Angela, as challenging as it my seem...take to heart God's promise "delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart". The first desire is to obediently do His Will. Daily prayer, obedience to His Word with more effort than what we do to please ourselves. By placing God first in all matters, feelings, thoughts and attitude....He puts us first. Praise Him daily, be thankful for the very basic..Jesus' sacrifice specifically for you... As you want to do the best for your children, isn't God's desire to do the same and more? It is.
---Robert on 8/30/09

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I am very lonely, I have been a mum since 18yrs old, to 4 children all now in their 20's and one in 30's. I can accept they had to leave home and start thier own lives but God sent them all interstate and now I'm on my own. I suffer chronic pain and few other ailments and now it's hard to go out and start a new life. I wouldn't know where to start anyway. I guess I have lost all confidence, I don't know? I know there are alot of sincere lonley people out there, but where are you? How do lonely christians meet.
---Angela on 8/23/09

...Keep the faith and know that others share your "wilderness"...But, know that God will bring us through....
---Frank on 3/11/08

Patricia::You may think this is Inane.But it is really "Your happiness that lies within yourself".It is your despondency which is causing your happiness from bursting Forth like a red Rose.Find an interest that makes you Happy take 2 or3 work on them and you will never look back.Remember JESUS want you to be HAPPY doing GOOD.its the other Guy who keeps you in the doldrums.SMILE with my love for your Happiness :-)RSVP
---Emcee on 3/10/08

Patricia, I've been lonely all my life. I just found out it's not about me but God. God gave you a gift use it to over come the loneliness.I do pray that you know your gift,it took me awhile to find mine, and I over came much of my shyness,just because i'm using my gift. still lonely but I don't care.
---mike on 3/9/08

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Patricia: I don't know why you are lonely? I figured since many responded to Michelle's wish to have a pen-pal I decided to give you an ear. Write to me describe yourself, your church family etc and I will try to help you.
Suggestion 1 Get a booklet listing God's promises to help you overcome your feelings.
Read you soon!
---Pierr7958 on 3/7/08

The word says in Psalms that our soul thirsteth after God. While I will not say this is the case, could you be mistaking being home-sick for lonliness? I personally have felt home-sick ever since the Lord revealed himself to me. I'm not suicidal but there is a desire to be absent from the body and present with the Lord. I have no desire for this world other than to run my race and finish my course as he wills and not I.
---Frank on 6/25/07

I think we all go through times of lonliness, that is just part of the human condition. It is not God's punishment! We can allow those times to draw us closer to God by turning to Him to fill that lonely void.
---maryj9396 on 6/25/07

NO! He is not. We all have small bouts of lonliness. Severe loneliness is so painful and needs to be addressed. When you feel lonliness coming upon you, you must ask God quickly, and don't wait, to take it away, and He will. It is not God's will for any of His people to be lonly. Also, you might try to spend extra time with Him, God loves it and your lonliness will be minimal.
---catherine on 6/25/07

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Practice being in the presence of the Lord. Read about how he is everywhere at the same time,omnipresent, and all knowing, omniecient and how much he loves you, and wants to be in fellowship with you. You can get to a place where you realize and know that he is with you every day, in every way.You can physically breathe out the loneliness and breathe in the Holy Spirit.Concentrate on what you are doing, and experience him within in a very real way. Many Blessings !!!
---Gayla on 6/24/07

It is good to seek time alone and to be with God but we must learn to cultivate friendships, as well. Loneliness can also be a form of selfishness and pride. Come out of yourself and pursue something bigger than yourself. Reach out to others. Don't wait for people to reach out to you. People will respond.Christianity is a fellowship also. We are to socialize with others, especially other believers. We are to offer love to others and to receive love.Don't forget to smile.
---Robyn on 6/24/07

wanting talk directly to god! lonely bloke believes in miracles, types in god i'm so lonely, and gets a very human earthbound response. i believe in a master creator; i believe you pay mistakes, otherwise what is the value of any lesson? but seek and thou shalt find? all I ever get is humans speaking to me as if they have this real personal right to speak on the big bloke's behalf. i'd give my right arm to have him talk with me; not some person who thinks they are his mouthpiece! am I bitter or what?
---adam on 6/24/07

If you would like to talk, please feel free to e-mail me. I just finished reading a wonderful book that I believe may help answer just that question. Know that you are not alone. This is a very normal feeling with a very specific answer. Take care and God Bless you.
---krist5495 on 6/23/07

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You do not have to be lonely when Christ comes into your life. I found myself lonely before I asked the Lord into my life. Now, I am not alone anymore. He abides in me! I can talk to him in prayer. We have a friend in Jesus"! Rev.3:20, 1 of my favorite scriptures, says: Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. He knows you by name. That's why he is a personal Saviour. I will be praying for you.
---Kacee on 1/17/06

you should hang out with people who are loneily like you and avoid anybody who makes you feel bad, for example those who desire to marry but cannot should avoid hanging out with couples if this is what makes them feel worse.
---mary on 1/17/06

Patricia:there is a hymn "what a friend we have in Jesus"& he has asked us to share this love of his amongst us.why do you ask IF God is punishing you, when you know that he is a god of love & draws people to Him with love.We all go through life with some feeling of fear of rejection.Develop an attitude of intrepidition, dont look back & chalk up the rest to experience God be with you Remember HAPPINESS is within yourself, nuture it
---Emcee on 9/25/05

Patricia I am a very lonley Person too! I am very shy afraid of peole and afraid of being hurt! I stay at home unless I am swimming in the gym or walking or going to church I don't go any where because I am very afraid and scared of being hurt! I don't have friend's, because when I used to have friens they would take advantage of my kindness and steal from me or be mean!
So yes I know what it is to feel lonley
---angea7453 on 9/25/05

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Hello Patricia- I am sorry you are feeling lonely. I empathize, because I know what it's like. I struggle with loneliness, because I am a very isolated person. I am an only child. My family is wonderful, and I love them. However, I don't have many friends- and no romantic pursuits right now. But, to be sure, if you draw close to the Lord, he will comfort you. You could join a Bible study group, like one at a Church members home- or even start your own Bible study group at Church.
---Blade7398 on 9/22/05

God corrects us but He's not in the "punishing" business. Perhaps you are too close to the problem to know. When we are feeling lonely, Jesus is really wanting us to draw closer to Him. Be SURE you have a personal relationship with Him. Keys to the Kingdom are:1)Daily worship and praise God,2)Pray fervently,3)Read the Bible,4)Fellowship with the believers,5)Lead a life that witnesses and gives to others. Blessings on your spiritual journey!
---Elsie on 9/19/05

I often have feelings of sadness and loneliness (not a true depression), even in a roomful of people. Sometimes just keeping busy, or reaching out to help someone less fortunate can ease these feelings. It is helpful to pray during these times, it focuses your attention away from yourself and opens your heart to God's will for your life. God bless you.
---Nan on 9/19/05

I have on occassion experienced lonliness and was very surprised to learn that the Lord was using this to try to get me to steal away and spend some extra time with him.Try it and you will be amazed at the results.
---ann_G on 9/19/05

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Oh, Pacricia, you are most blessed compared to the rest of us! Praise God for the children and grandchildren that you have! Their hugs, kisses, laughter and smiles are enough to melt your loneliness away! God bless you more, dear!
---bebet on 9/18/05

thank you for your reply yes im going to church i know i am blessed with 3 children and 8 grandchildren
---patricia on 9/17/05

I was very social,before and after I became a Christian.God allowed a time..a long time..when my friends,lovers/husband scattered.I kept one came.God showed me like "the wedding story"in the Bible.I looked around my apt.complex("the highways & byways),saw many"halt,lame"and lost.I befriended them and God is using me.When I see what He does.The house(my heart)is full.(Most are people I wouldn't have formerly chosen..but a blessing still)linda3957
---lovable_linda on 9/17/05

Dearest Patricia: Loneliness can be a good thing. It draws us ever so close to the Lord Jesus Christ. It literally compells us to look at our innermost need for closeness and intimacy to Him and the realization that He is our bestest friend ever and forever. Maybe that's why the single love the Lord Jesus Christ more. When you feel lonely, be a sponge: soak in His love. Ask Him to hug you and fill you with His Spirit. He will. Sometimes I feel lonely, too. And it works for me. Jerusalem
---jerusalem on 9/17/05

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I am an only child, I don't get lonely.I think loneliness may have something to do with growing up in a larger family.My Mom and dear friend each have three brothers and sisters ,they often feel lonely.If you had sisters or brothers perhaps what you need is to get into a group of people where you have interaction.It may be as simple as never learning to be alone,where I was always alone,except for parents,and had to entertain/occupy myself.
---Darlene_1 on 9/17/05

Hi, My name is Jerry, and I suffer from a mild case of depression. To feel lonely in a crowded room, is really a sad feeling. To smile on the outside and cry on the inside. It is tough sometimes. Staying in God's word, and staying in prayer, and always remembering the our Father in heaven loved us, in that he allowed his own son to shed his blood for our attonement. Exercise is also helpful in making us feel better inside and out.
---geraa7578 on 9/17/05

Patricia: I've been very lonely at times too, but that's definitely not punishment from God! All it takes from you is to 'reach out' to some people, see if there's anything you can help them with. Unless you're living on an island all by yourself, there should be some way to spend time with others. But it might be caused more by how YOU feel about yourself than just no one being there. Share something about your circumstances! Do you attend a church regularly?
---Daniel on 9/17/05

God is not punishing you, he can't steal for anyone.Satan is the one who came to kill, destroy, and steal from us.
He is the one stealing your happiness.
I encourage you to spend time with God when you are lonely, and believe me u'll see miracles happening in your life.
---Gee on 9/17/05

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Loneliness is not a punishment, but it is an oppertunity to invest time with God and His people. We learn many great lessons for life in loneliness. Life has many up's and down's. Some times we need to travel in the isolated and narrow roads to reach the crowded cities with a wide path.
Don't waste your sorrows, tomarrow you are going to see the joy. Before a great shower, there are darkest clouds.
God bless you,
---saju6993 on 9/17/05

Lastly, Patricia, look into yourself. Try to answer the question: "What makes you happy?". Evaluate yourself. Then, start activities that would make you go away from loneliness. We are Christians. We are supposed to be a happy flock because we are the children of God.
---bebet3754 on 9/17/05

You are not alone. Many are lonely today. Lonliness is not punishment it is a fact of life. We are beings that need love and companionship when we do not get it we are lonely.
When I feel lonely I spend time with God. Someday God will give us the desires of heart. He told us so in his word.
waiting for his time is worth it. Meanwhile meet friends here and let them help with he lonliness. Also remember God is the best friend you could ever want. He never leaves you and loves you unconditionally.
---Marla on 9/17/05

Part 3: If our "failure on something" is the cause of our loneliness, then we can start anew, if not we can exert effort to be able to overcome the "failure". If our "loved one" is the cause of our loneliness, then we have to communicate with that loved one. Any miscommunication must be settled for the good of the relationship. If we think that our loneliness is caused by some "sins", then we have to confess it to God, to repent, and to ask for forgiveness.
---bebet3754 on 9/16/05

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Part 2: I could even say that our loneliness could be our own doing. If we are alone, then we can try establishing some connections or friendships in our surroundings. We can start with our nearest neighbor, if not our colleagues, if not in our own church. If we have nothing to do, then we can start pursuing a useful hobby, if not joining an organization in our community, if not join volunteering works in our own church.
---bebet3754 on 9/16/05

Part 1:
Patricia, God is not punishing you if you feel lonely. There are so many reasons why loneliness "attacks" us. Normally it comes when we are literally alone with nothing to do. It would also come when we desire to be in some place, to be with someone we love (family, friends, and special ones). It would also come when we "failed" on something. It would also come when the person we are too close with seems not to understand us.
---bebet3754 on 9/16/05

I don't know your situation but you may be punishing yourself. If you look Jesus is all around you. So you're not quite all by yourself. Be a friend to someone. I myself have been in places without many friends. Put on a smile and go in faith. Before long you will be involved in many things and have more friends than you'll know what to do with. Rick9463
---Rick on 9/16/05

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