Loneliness, what does that mean? Loneliness is sadness because one has no friends or company.
Loneliness messes with your head. It tells you things that are not true. It can tell you that you are worthless, unloveable, that no one cares for you. You start to really get in your head and you keep going down that rabbit hole that you can not get out of. You say to yourself “maybe I should call a friend.” Then the thought comes to you that you will just be a burden to them, so you dont call. So now you are feeling even worse about yourself.
Thoughts like “no one will even miss me when I am gone” comes to mind. Loneliness hurts, it makes you depressed, and you start isolating yourself. I know this because I have felt those feelings. I have struggled and still struggle with being lonely. I do not call my friends because I do feel like a burden or I am just going to annoy them.
I am telling myself and you this, you are NOT a burden. You have people that care about you. You have people that love you and wants what is best for you. I challenge you today if you are feeling lonely call a friend. Talk to them. Also think about something that makes you happy. Do something that you love!
“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28