We are always alone, it matters not the size of the crowd around you, whether they are strangers or your closest loved ones, we are always alone. No one can see your thoughts, no one knows everything there is to know about you, you are the only one that is always with you.
I feel great pity at times for those who will spend so long in hell before they are cast into the Lake of Fire, for I believe my interpretation of the Word of God is correct, in both places no one will ever meet anyone ever again, they will be completely and totally alone without any type of companionship. Forever. The heat, the pain, the wailing and gnashing of teeth, even the knowledge that the Lord has forsaken them forever may take a back seat at times to that knowledge that they will never speak to another person for all of eternity.
In the end, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus was left alone, everyone ran away from Him. (Mark 14:50) No man has ever known the absolute experience of loneliness that our Lord did on that cross, all, even the Father in heaven, forsook Him. I believe, in part, that this is why people have always congregated together in places that run from small villages to cities with millions of people, they crave companionship, young girls attempt to attract young men, those same young men attempt to impress those young girls with whatever talents they may possess.
“Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” (Heb. 10:25) Fits well here, as well as “And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.” (Gen. 2:18)
What people do not seem to understand is that we are always alone, unless you know Jesus Christ as Lord, for then you have the Comforter dwelling inside of you. Here is where you might want to contemplate and recognize that name, Comforter. Not just comfort in times of trouble and hardship, when the burdens get so heavy, but the true comfort that can only come from the Lord God, the comfort, the assurance that we are never alone. “And the LORD, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.” (Deut. 31:8) That, my friends, is comforting.
All who serve the Lord God will stand in their lot, the same as Daniel was told, on that last day. These are those who are our brothers and sisters in Christ, these are those whom we will spend all of eternity around, experiencing the joy of the presence of the Lord, and the pleasures forevermore that await us. (Psalm 16:11) We will never again experience loneliness. It is why, when for that short season that we all have experienced when we have unrepented of sin in our lives, that we feel so alone, it is why when the Lord leads us into that dry and thirsty land for a period of time, we know a loneliness that no lost person has ever experienced, for He who is the most precious to us has withdrawn His face from us for that time. It is for our growth, that we might search for Him even more diligently, but it does not make it any easier, it is as if life has lost all purpose.
This is what hell is like, completely abandoned, absolute and total hopelessness, utter despair in the knowledge that for all eternity you will be alone. I don’t really care to be around people that much to tell the truth, but I can think of no greater punishment than absolute, continual loneliness. I want you to contemplate these truths and think of the Lord Jesus going to that place that you will never know, for you.