The tough call a friend!
Last week I wrote about sharing burdens and handing them over to God. This week I’m sharing about the blessings of friendship, as well as being a blessing myself.
A little saying I know says: “A burden shared is a burden halved.”
Trials, burdens, and heartaches happen in life. But, with the arm of a friend, a hot cuppa and listening ear they are more manageable.
Friends share the burden…
Ecclesiastes 4:10 (NIV1984)
If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!
Psalm 43:5 (NIV1984)
Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.
Friends remind us of who is in control…
Isaiah 55:8 (NIV1984)
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord.
Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
Sometimes the love a friend shows can help remind us of God’s love. That all is well—despite what is going on.
Proverbs 14:20 The poor are shunned even by their neighbors, but the rich have many friends.
I love my friends. I count myself blessed and very rich! They are as exquisite and yet contrasting as blocks of fabric, making up a beautiful quilt that comforts and protects me from the hardest of life’s bumps and bruises.
I pray I may be as encouraging, supportive and loving as others have been to me.
How about you? Do you have a story of how friendship has changed your life, or made some of the bumps of life more bearable?
Any tips on being a good friend?
P.S. I forgot to mention that today I wrote my first book review over on:
the book, “Homegrown Dandelions” by Judith Bronte that I reviewed is free, so feel free to check it out! 🙂