I worked with a man who was a great salesman, he had become top salesman and no one could out do him in sales.Every month he was the top salesman; it didn’t matter small accounts to bigaccounts he’d sell them. He always had a smile on his face and a spring in his step; he seemed to be so happy and then one day he went home and shot himself. No one ever understood why he would do something like that but many have donethe same thing.
In April of 1970 top Hollywood actress Inger Stevens, a beautiful blond on a very successful TV series and in movies. She was one ofthe most dateable and the most dated women in Hollywood and one day she took her own life. She wrote in a suicide note “I have felt so alone.” What?She’s got guys who want to be with her, she’s got so many friends; popular,successful woman. You couldn’t tell it, but she felt so alone. Maybe that waswhat was wrong with the salesman he just felt all alone. I don’t know if youhave ever felt all alone. I remember my first place of duty after basictraining. I had traveled most of the day with layovers in Chicago, Minneapolis-Saint Paul and finally I arrived at a little airport in Duluth, Minnesota where a sergeant was waiting to pick me up and take me to the base. Itwas a week before Christmas, cold wasn’t the word and snow, more than I hadever seen in my life. This would be my first white Christmas. I was taken to abarrack, put out and left all alone; I knew no one, 18 years old and allalone. Know what? Jesus knows how itfeels to be all alone for He too was left alone.
Matthew 27:46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that isto say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? Jesus; God’s onlySon, was experiencing total loneliness. You know why? So you and I would neverhave to.
John 14:18 I will not leave youcomfortless: I will come to you.
Heb 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and becontent with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee,nor forsake thee. Jesus haspromised to not leave us comfortless and He said He will never leave us orforsake us. When loneliness tries to creep up on you and I, and the enemy tries to destroy us with loneliness just remindyourself of this verse.
1John 4:4 Ye are of God, littlechildren, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
Now is that not something to make you glad!