Finding Help When You Are Feeling Lonely

By Robert D. Foster

Several years ago I awoke at 2 a.m. with waves of loneliness sweeping over me. This was a new experience and emotion for me. Marion, my wife of 53 years, was dying in a hospital with complications from Alzheimer's disease. An ancient writer expresses my "furnace blast" in the Psalms:

"I am like a pelican in the wilderness; I am like an owl in the desert;
I lie awake and am like a sparrow alone on the housetop" (Psalm 102: 6, 7).

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