She was broken, she was forsaken. She felt very lonely and empty, the thirst within her greater, deeper than the WELL she drew from.
Jesus had so much Grace and so much love that He knew that The Samaritan Woman needed it! And that woman has been looking for love in ALL the wrong places.
It is just like us, when we feel empty inside we draw near to everything that is wrong: food, adultery, alcohol, drugs even cigarettes! Have you ever felt so empty and lonely inside?
John 4:4–26 The Samaritan women had five husbands and were living in adultery. Our loving Jesus knew this and He meets her needs.
But Jesus humbled himself and talked to her first. This is called God’s initiative. We did not love God first. God loved us first.
Jesus said to her, ‘Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but those who drink of the water that I will give them will never be thirsty. The water that I will give will become in them a spring of water gushing up to eternal life.’ The woman said to him, ‘Sir, give me this water, so that I may never be thirsty or have to keep coming here to draw water.’
Jesus saw her and then He drew near and ended her search, for real love comes from Jesus.
I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, who will stay with you forever (John 14:16)
People can experience loneliness for many reasons, and many life events may cause it, like the lack of friendship relations during childhood and adolescence, or the physical absence of meaningful people around a person. At the same time, loneliness may be a symptom of another social or psychological problem, such as chronic depression.
Many people experience loneliness for the first time when they are left alone as infants. It is also a very common, though normally temporary, consequence of a breakup, divorce, or loss of any important long-term relationship. In these cases, it may stem both from the loss of a specific person and from the withdrawal from social circles caused by the event or the associated sadness.
Loneliness is not a question of presents or absents of a human person. Loneliness is a state of the heart that is empty. There is no misery like a lonely heart.
The only cure of a lonely heart is to be
Alone with Jesus!