So, there’s this guy – we’ll call him Willis – and he has a problem. It’s between him and his wife, Wilma. They’re not getting along well.
And he doesn’t know who to talk to.
Even though he has good friends at work, he’s not telling them. He knows that, at times, his workplace seems like a gossip processing house.
Even though he has a good relationship with his pastor, he won’t talk to him. He doesn’t want to because, frankly, he’s too embarrassed.
He’s afraid to tell his family. If his parents found out, they would immediately take his side, and that would injure their relationship with his wife, Wilma.
Willis feels helpless. And he is helpless. He’s helpless because he’s believing a lie:
A lie that tells him he is alone.
This concept of feeling aloneness is pretty universal.
It’s more than just being alone. It’s more than occasional loneliness. It’s a feeling of aloneness — like you have been abandoned or you are isolated from anyone who can help you.
If you’ve never felt it… well, I don’t know what to say to someone whose never felt it. We all feel it.
This podcast speaks of aloneness, and how Christians should respond to these feelings.