​Loneliness is not so much the absence of company, as the absence of intimacy.

Psalm 23:4 

Even when I must walk through the darkest valley,
I fear no danger, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff reassure me.

It’s hard to be strong alone…

Exodus 17:12 

Moses’ arms finally became too tired to hold up the rod any longer; so Aaron and Hur rolled a stone for him to sit on, and they stood on each side, holding up his hands until sunset. 
… it helps to be held up when your strength is gone. 

#Friendship: Being present to listen & offer comfort when it hurts…

Job 2:12-13 

And when they looked from afar off and saw him [disfigured] beyond recognition, they lifted up their voices and wept; and each one tore his robe, and they cast dust over their heads toward the heavens. So they sat down with [Job] on the ground for seven days and seven nights, and none spoke a word to him, for they saw that his grief and pain were very great.