If you go to the grocery store on an empty stomach, you’re a sitting duck! You buy everything you don’t need. Doesn’t matter if it’s good for you, you just want to fill your tummy.
When you’re lonely—you do the same, pulling stuff off the shelf, not because you need it, but because you’re hungry for love. For fear of not fitting in, we take drugs. For fear of appearing small, we go into debt and buy the house. For fear of going unnoticed, we dress to impress. But all that changes when we discover God’s perfect love. The perfect love that 1 John 4:18 says “casts out fear.”
Loneliness. Could it be one of God’s finest gifts? If a season of solitude is His way to teach you to know His love, don’t you think it’s worth it? So do I.
From Traveling Light