Roman Catholic nun, Mother Teresa, who spent her whole life working with destitute people in India, said that the worst disease was not leprosy, AIDS, or cancer, but loneliness. What makes people happiest in life? Some people may point to fame and fortune. Yet, this is not the case. Faith, Family, and Friends are what make people the most happy.
So, it should not be a surprise that isolation is a serious detriment to a person's mental and physical health. God has created within us a need for relationships. He never meant for us to do life alone. He desires for us to have a vertical relationship with Him and a horizontal relationship with others. Failure to do so results in disappointment and heartache.
Yes, true friendships are crucial. Jesus said this to his disciples. "No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you." (John 15:15) As believers, that is why we sing the song "What a Friend We Have in Jesus".
I promise you this. Make Jesus your best friend and God will send you more friends than you can count. Start today and never be alone again.