I just spent the evening with a dear friend of mine – in fact, we have been friends for nearly thirteen years! We met in a small group at a church that we both used to attend, and – all these years later – our friendship remains strong, deep, and very satisfying.
What a blessing it is to bear your heart and share your tender burdens with a trusted friend, and to also enjoy a few good laughs, too – as we did this evening. Better yet, how wonderful it is to pray with, pray for, and be prayed for by someone whose faith and trust in God encourage me along in my own faith journey.
If you are fortunate to have a few deep friendships, then you possess true wealth, indeed. And if you see someone hurting – perhaps you may not know the person well – prayerfully consider (with discernment) being a friend for that individual. Bear in mind that God may want to use you in a special way, so that the other person can experience the “hands” and “feet” of His love in human form – through you!