What causes loneliness? I miss going to church and I miss my husband--I am tired of the daily humdrum, but I don't think doing something else would take away the lonely feeling for long.

How do I get purpose, fun, hope in my life when it seems like I am stuck in my circumstances? Do I watch funny TV shows? Clean house? Take a walk? Pray? All of the above?
In my head I know that God fills the empty places and gives joy, but sometimes it just takes too much work to get to that place of joy and trust in Him.

Psalm 25:16-17 Turn thee unto me, and have mercy upon me; for I am desolate and afflicted. The troubles of my heart are enlarged; O bring thou me out of my distresses.