Recently while with a group of lady friends we got to talking about loneliness and what it feels like, times we felt most lonely, how to help each other in those times and so on.
In conversation it came up about different lonely spaces in the single life versus marriage.
We discussed the fact that loneliness in marriage actually exists.
Some singles tend to think that because you have a life partner, loneliness no longer will bring it’s overnight bag and sometimes stay a while.
If you are married, you may know this to be pretty far from the truth.
But we all came to realize that we can all be there for each other in those times, and what actually being there looks like could be different for different people.
I left there thinking, we really all need each other.
The bible says:
And this, my friends, is beyond true.
Recently, my hubby and I had to sit down and explain to our oldest (as the youngest is too young to understand, or care for that matter) that our nephew was coming to live with us.
While I didn’t expect her to be overjoyed, I was quite surpassed by her reaction.
She went to her room and cried.life isn't just about you... Click To Tweet
I understood her feelings, and we made sure she knew that they were valid, but they didn’t change the circumstances or reality of the situation.
We were forced to explain to her the why and the expectation of her.
When having to do so, God said to me, tell her, “they’re all gonna need each other”.
It made perfect sense.
They do. They will. We all do.
God designed us to need each other, and so we must utilize each others company, love each other, help each other grow.
Sometimes, we randomly end up with people in our life, even if but for a season; and it’s because God knew we’d need each other, even if only for a little while.
I think in today’s time and all that we have to distract us, we forget about the resources that we have around us in people.
Families are spending less and less time together, people don’t chat face to face or even over the phone anymore.
We are always “on” and it creates a feeling of disconnection within, whether we realize it or not.
I just say all that to say, don’t be so caught up in life’s distractions that you don’t enjoy the people in front of you….