Before I was divorced, and especially before my youngest child left home–I could never identify with people who were lonely. However, it was after my divorce and I’d been alone for many years, that God taught me lessons I wouldn’t trade for anything!

God created us with a deep, and almost desperate desire for personal interaction and intimate relationships. Indeed, when God created Adam He said: “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.” (Genesis‬ ‭2:18‬) Companionship gives us our vital identity. C.S. Lewis wrote, “We are born helpless. As soon as we are fully conscious we discover loneliness. We need others physically, emotionally, intellectually; we need them if we are to know anything, even ourselves.

When we learn how to live in companionship with God, we gain peace that He will meet our every need for companionship. When I was alone, I learned that the greatest friends are not typically found in places where people are just looking to have a good time. Rather, the greatest friendships are with one whose greatest friend is God because in Him, we find the greatest love which is the basis for the greatest friendships.

The best cure for loneliness is to mine the depths of God’s love and allow Him to guide us in giving the kind of love we receive from Him. When we know God, we know love. God loves us without reservation. When we seek God, we learn how loved we are by Him and we learn how to love like He does.

When we’re loving God and loving others—we’re rarely lonely.

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