I sit alone, no one to talk to.Â No one to share my problems, no one toÂ care.Â Iâ€™m lost. I donâ€™t know where Iâ€™m going.Â Headed for destruction,Â my world will soon fall apart. Loneliness is my companion, my onlyÂ friend.Â No light at the end of my tunnel â€” only dead ends.Â My grave is for one. I cannot escape loneliness.
Was this morbid piece of poetry writtenÂ by a disillusioned old man at the end of aÂ life of disappointments and sorrow? NotÂ at all! It was published in a high school Â newspaper and written by a Grade 12Â student who appeared to be enjoying allÂ the popularity, pleasures and so-calledÂ freedom that modern youth has to offer.
This cry of loneliness came from aÂ girl whose world is full of people, noiseÂ and activity. She is not alone in herÂ disillusionment of life. The heart-breakingÂ number of suicides among teenagers,Â and the rampant use of mind-alteringÂ drugs to escape the emptiness of theirÂ lives is alarming.
But there is Someone who cares! CouldÂ I not introduce you to this Friend who hasÂ promised â€œI will never leave thee, nor forsakeÂ theeâ€ (Hebrews 13:5)?
The Lord Jesus Christ is His name.Â Although living in Heaven in perfectÂ harmony with His Father, God, we readÂ that His â€œdelights were with the sons of menâ€Â (Proverbs 8:31). He became a man so thatÂ He could be a Friend to understand, loveÂ and care for us. He not only lived for us, butÂ He died for our sin that we might enjoy theÂ consciousness of His presence each day onÂ earth and be with Him eternally in Heaven.
Will you acknowledge your sinfulnessÂ before Him and accept His as your Lord andÂ Saviour? Then what a comfort the wordsÂ of the Apostle Peter would bring to yourÂ heart, â€œCasting all your care upon Him; for HeÂ careth for youâ€ (1 Peter 5:7).
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