Absolutely, God does help the lonely. “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” (Hebrews  13:5) “Draw nigh to God and he will draw nigh to you” (James 4:8) “I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you” (John 14:18) “You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book” (Psalm 56:8) “Like a father pities his children so the Lord pities them that fear him. For he knows our frame; he remembers we are dust” (Psalm 103:13, 14) “Your Father knows what things you have need of before you ask Him” (Matthew 6:8)

For the Christian who tries to live separate from the world and live on a higher level with love and morals, loneliness can be a consequence. God does understand. “'Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you'. 'I will be a father to you, and you shall be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty'.”2 Corinthians 6:17, 18

The lonely are in good company. Many faithful were alone at some time in their life. Joseph, Elijah, Jeremiah, Daniel and Jesus are a few examples. Paul had difficulties and the Lord helped him through a fellow believer. “When we were come into Macedonia, our flesh had no rest, but we were troubled on every side; without were fightings, within were fears. Nevertheless God, comforts those that are cast down, comforted us by the coming of Titus” (2 Corinthians 7:5, 6) Paul realized ultimately whatever help he received was from God and he encouraged others to have the same attitude. “My God shall supply all your need” (Philippians 4:19) Pour your heart out to the Lord, stay trusting, be patient and see what changes happen.

We need to do our own part also and see what the Lord will bless and develop.  “A man that has friends must show himself friendly” (Proverbs 18:24) We need to reach out and show interest in others which can be a huge first step. Some may need to force themselves. “It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35) Scientist have found when we help others chemicals are released in the brain that make us happy. Being with others in Bible study, self-improvement classes or volunteering is a way to meet people.  We have to accept whatever level of friendship people have to offer; relationships can’t be forced. Be realistic in our expectations. We also need to accept what we do have and not long for what we don’t have.

These efforts may not eliminate loneliness but it may help reduce the pain. God will help you deal with it. If you lost your leg, there’s nothing that can be done to bring it back. There’s a new normal. You can learn to live with it through having an artificial limb and therapy. Loneliness can be an inner handicap but learn to trust the Lord, do the right thing, try to serve others, be willing to change and be patient. “Wait on the LORD, be of good courage and He shall strengthen thine heart. Wait, I say, on the LORD.” Psalm 27:14