Isolation tends to exacerbate one’s experience of pain and suffering. Don’t isolate yourself.
- In what ways has your experience with pain and suffering caused you to become isolated from others?
- What initial steps could you take to begin reconnecting with others?
- Who are the trusted individuals in your life to whom you could reach out?
Identify local support groups and a local church to which you can reach out in order to end your cycle of isolation. Although you might prefer that others reach out to you first, take a risk and initiate contact. Pray that God will guide and prepare them to respond positively to you.