Loneliness is said to be the emotional plague of our times. A number of my contacts talk about suffering from loneliness. Here are a few of their stories.

Loneliness is said to be the emotional plague of our times. A number of my contacts talk about suffering from loneliness. Here are a few of their stories.

One Christmas, I took part in a street outreach. An elderly man passed by as I was giving out leaflets. I wished him a happy Christmas, and he stopped and said that it wouldn’t be a happy Christmas for him as it was a very difficult time of year. I asked if he had lost someone then and he said his wife had died two years previously. Sadness and loneliness were etched on his face. With tears in his eyes, he said it was wonderful to talk to someone. He speaks to his wife often and then “answers” himself because he knows what she would have said.

I asked about his faith background. He said he was Jewish and so we connected. At several points in the conversation, he began to move away, but then he would reengage. I asked if we could meet for coffee and he agreed. Since then, we have met several times. He says he always wonders what we will talk about, and then we end up talking about Jesus and faith! Please pray for him, and many like him, to find peace and rest for their souls through their Messiah.

A Jewish lady suffering from acute loneliness appears very cheerful on the surface and keeps busy with many activities. She is a cancer survivor and has suffered rejection over the years from family and through broken relationships. To fill the emotional void, she pursues various new age and occult activities.

We watched a film of Helen Shapiro’s testimony, during which she challenges the audience to give up all new age and occult activity. As a fan of Helen Shapiro’s music, this lady immediately took note of her advice but said she could not give up what she was doing because it had cost her too much money. Like so many, she has invested her time and money in the wrong things in her pursuit of health and happiness. Pray that she would recall the words of Helen’s testimony and answer the call to have faith in Messiah.

A lonely widowed Jewish lady with terminal cancer looks forward eagerly to being reunited with her dead husband. She consults mediums who give her messages supposedly from her husband which convince her there is an after-life. When it was explained to her that the Torah forbids contacting the dead, she was very surprised. Pray for her, and many others like her seeking in the wrong direction for comfort and peace, that she would open her heart to the light of the Lord’s truth.

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