To guard yourself against loneliness, take the following prescription. Repeat daily.
John 14:16-18 NIV - "And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever– the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you."
MESSAGE: The Spirit is always with you.
John 14:23 NIV - "Jesus replied, “If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him."
MESSAGE: The Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit is your instant family - coming to make their home with you.
Hebrews 13:5-6 NIV - "…because God has said, 'Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.' So we say with confidence, 'The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?'"
MESSAGE: This is God's promise. He will never leave me.
Dear Father, I thank you that I am never alone. Even when I feel alone, I believe that You are with me. Fill me with a sense that you are close. I trust that you speak to me. Come and speak your words of comfort. In Jesus' Name, Amen. (Now take moment to review the Scriptures above and listen for His personal words to you.)
Ask someone a question about their background - What's their family like? Brothers / sisters? Jobs they had? Ask what they hope to do in the future. When you ask questions of others, you begin to break out of the blanket of loneliness.