Today, my heart is heavy as I just spent time with someone who is very lonely.
The article I quoted below from Josh Wiley and the bible verses were an encouragement to me about loneliness but sadly not yet to my friend.
My prayer today is for this friend, that he is blessed with Christian friends that would encourage and love him, that he would open his heart to Jesus and take refuge in him.
Scriptures and Quotes on Loneliness by Josh Wiley
Loneliness is something that many people struggle with. The Bible is comforting for those that are lonely as it assures us we are not alone. God is our creator and is with us. The Bible is also clear that God does not want us to be without other people, He created us to live with others in this world. The Bible encourages us to find friendships with other believers. As you read through these Bible Verses, ask God to work them into your life. Pray to him with a faithful heart and he will hear you! Feel free to use this article as a devotional, Topical Bible study, or a Sunday School lesson. If you have any other good Bible verses about being alone, add them to the comments so this may be a better resource for those that find it.
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.
(Link to the article for the rest of the verses – these 3 had particular meaning to me as it relates to my friend)
Here is a link to several hundred top 10 lists from Josh Wiley on about any aspect of ones life
A few examples from Josh