Issue: There are times in my life when I feel alone. I know I am not, however even those I felt I could lean on haven't been there for me. How do I deal with it?
Insight: There have been times in my life I have felt this way, some even recently. There are days when we feel like the whole world rises against us and we are left to stand alone. When this has happened to me, I have gone to God, He is always there for us no matter what we face. The other thing I do is I talk to those who I felt alienated me in those times and explain how I felt. Most of the time I find that the other person either doesn't know their actions impacted us that way or the person feels guilt over what happened. Either way by talking it out not only do you find out what happened on their end but you have the chance to know you are not actually alone. This is a powerful feeling and the most important thing I can share with you is never let this feeling of being alone overwhelm you. When it starts overwhelming someone, that person tends to isolate themselves to protect themselves from it happening again, which only creates more loneliness; this time created by themselves. Be pro-active whenever these types of emotions come over you, it could save you sinking into a pit of loneliness and depression.
Issue: People keep telling me that depression is a sign that I am struggling with my walk with God. I feel like my relationship with God is strong, yet I am still depressed.
Insight: Depression is an issue that has really hit North America hard in the last few years. From my experience depression is no respecter of persons. it can target anyone no matter how close or how far you are away from God.
Insight: This is quite a question. The answer you would find our culture is promoting is that sex is a normal facet of any romantic relationship, I disagree. Our culture also promotes the belief that marriage is just a piece of paper and doesn't really mean anything, once again I disagree. Our culture promotes the belief that love is a fleeting emotion and people fall in and out of love all the time, again I disagree.
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