I have been in your shoes. Estranged from my family for 11 1/2 years, I did not how to cope and struggled with depression for years. I did not have a solid coping strategy, my self-esteem was shot, and I did not know The Lord Jesus Christ. I put all of my hope in others to make me feel better and take away my pain, but to no avail.
It wasn’t until I gave my life to Jesus in February 2013 that the joy in my heart was resurrected. I had no one, and then all of a sudden I had a husband, three kids, the beginning of a music career… And within 7 months, my family came back into my life, one by one.
I don’t know what your relationship is with Christ but I had to surrender the things I held onto into this world to see clearly the plan for my life, why I had suffered so much. My path to Jesus started with knowing that I wasn’t alone, that someone had gone before me to suffer.
There is hope in Jesus. He takes those of little faith, like me, and lifts them up out of the darkest places so that His light can shine through us. I pray for those that are lonely, those that have no peace in their heart. There may be a bend in the road of your life but I believe that good things are ahead for those that put Jesus first in their lives.