Oh, to feel close to a person. Oh, to feel understood. What are you doing to nurture a friendship? I wish it were always easy, but it takes some effort on our part. If you are feeling unwell, that effort can feel overwhelming. How about praying to know who to call on the phone? There may be someone in your neighborhood who you will discover has a lot in common with you. You may meet them in a waiting room at the doctors office. Pray for courage to make a new friend. Pray for someone to be inspired to reach out to you.
Feeling alone is a terrible feeling. Feeling close to someone that understands you is a validating, beautiful feeling (for them too). If you haven't found 'just the right friend', keep looking and praying. If you have 'just the right friend', keep nurturing that friendship.
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.
Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, "What! You too? I thought I was the only one!"
~C. S. Lewis