A Friend or Two

ID-100202106As a child, my Best Friend Forever and I had sleepovers, make-up parties, boy talk, and oh so many giggling sessions? It made growing up fun and helped me get through some challenging years.

God is the not only the Creator of the Universe, He is the Creator of friendships. He desires our fellowship and interaction giving us a 100% guarantee of never abandoning us. He is the patient Friend who loves unconditionally.

He listened to me in the lonely days of my singleness. God was the true Friend when asking direction for my little family, for help in providing our needs, and comforting me when my hurt had overtaken me.

He didn’t answer all my requests and there were times I felt He was silent. I had a number of feet-stomping sessions because I got impatient to my unanswered prayers. I have come to understand that God also works behind the scenes orchestrating things in His perfect timing.

God is The Friend we can’t do without.

Trust God, my friends, and always tell him each one of your concerns. God is our place of safety”. Psalm 62:8

God gifts us with friends on our life journey because He knows we need them. Scripture shares friendship examples of David and Jonathan, Ruth and Naomi, Daniel with Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, Elizabeth and Mary, and Paul and Silas to name a few.

 

God blessed me with special friends to help me through some of the toughest parts of my journey to not only survive but to be successful. I know without a doubt, they were sent by God to impact my life and help me to be all I could be.

 

I am forever grateful for my two BBF’s while raising my kids. We helped each other as they started kindergarten, attended weekly gymnastic classes, celebrated birthdays, and attended youth group. We supported each other as the kids started to date, faced tremendous peer pressures, asked spiritual questions and made some important life choices. As a single mom, I treasured this knowing I didn’t have to do it alone. My friends were married with their own busy lives and yet they were there for me too. Still to this day, they continue to impact my life.

I am reminded of the song in 1971 written by Carole King and sung by James Taylor.

You just call out my name

And you know wherever I am

I’ll come running to see you again

Winter, spring, summer or fall

All you have to do is call And I’ll be there

Ain’t it good to know that you’ve got a friend

That song describes my friends. Whatever season in life, we have laughed, cried, prayed, and waited together.

IMG_0036I know that God has brought these two women into my life. We are many miles apart now, but we pick up where we have left off each time we reunite. With modern technology, it is wonderful to keep in contact as we continue to pray, cry, and laugh together. I recently attended one of my best friend’s daughter’s wedding and loved every minute re-connecting. I laughed inside as the three of us headed off to the powder room together…true blue girlfriends!

We all need a friend or two to get us through life. With God and our friends, life is easier to bear.

….”Ain’t it good to know that you’ve got a friend.”

 

ID-100169204OPEN YOUR TOOL BOX:   Ahhh…look at the gift of friendship

  • Thank God for His faithful presence in your life
  • Skype, email, or send a card to a friend thanking them for their friendship
  • If you need a friend, commit to God asking Him to send one your way
  • If you have been betrayed by a friend, ask God for healing
  • Our True Friend wants to hear our concerns. Take time to tell them to Him today.

YOU CAN DO THIS!

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3 thoughts on “A Friend or Two

  1. Great post. (Again.) Love your imagery like ” my hurt overtaken me.” Glad you are my cyberspace friend! One word of caution: unless you have written permission, you are not supposed to quote lyrics of songs under 100 years old. You can only reference the title, summarize a stanza, or link to them. Otherwise it is a copyright violation. Its an error many bloggers make.

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