When we have a personal relationship with God, we find that we have found the key to being alone but not lonely.
I am with you always, even to the end of the age (Matthew 28:20).
Some feel it in a crowd; others feel it when alone. Sociologists say that never before in history have so many people lived so close together and felt so far apart. Loneliness is a major problem for many today. There’s no doubt that singles bars are filled with people battling loneliness. A divorced person, tired of one-night stands, recently said, “Sex is readily available in the American singles scene, but friendship is not.”
I propose to you that one can be alone, but not lonely. As a matter of fact, a person will never find victory over loneliness until he or she learns to enjoy being alone. You see, at the root of all loneliness is alienation from God.
Years ago, a man named Augustine espoused that God has made us for Himself. Our soul is restless until we find rest in Him. We may seek to fill the void of a restless soul with activities, crowds, and noise, but a nagging loneliness will always be there until we have a personal relationship with God. When we find that, we have found the key to being alone but not lonely.