Ongoing loneliness is not a part of God’s plan for our lives; he wants us to have meaningful relationships with others. However, there will be times when we do experience such feelings and sometimes it can be crushing.
Families change shape as we go through life - divorce, bereavement, children leaving home. These things can bring lonely times into our lives.
Loneliness can be short or long term and it’s not always linked to circumstance. It can have its roots in the past or simply with our natural personality; some people find it hard to connect and make friends.
Today families and familiar ties are being broken down, we have the false connection of social media, which can be a time-consuming distraction.