Lies about loneliness are dislodged only by truth about God. He has not left us to solve our plight on our own. Nothing has slipped through the cracks. We are not stuck in Plan B, no matter what brought us to the place we’re in today. If we are alone—if we are lonely—the ache of it is God calling us to deeper fellowship with him through his Son.
Peter began sinking in the wind and the waves because he took his eyes off Jesus. Once that happened, he could see no way out, no rescue. But rather than fight harder to save himself, he cried out, “Lord, save me.” And immediately—with no delay, no conditions—Jesus reached out and pulled Peter into the boat. Then he asked Peter a question: “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” (Matt. 14:30–31)