In life, there seems to always be a flow of people and things coming into our lives and going out of our lives. In the past six months, I have experienced a loss in the closeness of two friendships. It’s painful, especially when I don’t fully understand why the friendships changed. The absolute worst part is that neither of the friends is completely out of my life. They are on the fringes and sometimes we all act as if nothing has really changed.
But it doesn’t mean that the change hasn’t taken place. I’ve cried over this so many times. I’ve prayed for God to restore the friendships. I do not know what the future has in store for us, but I read this in an online devotional:
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Right now, I just have to let go. There is nothing more that I can do. For right now, it seems the Lord has put a “period” at the end of these friendships. So, I’ve removed the question mark and I am living in His peace about the situation.
How fortunate that in the same span of time, God has brought me closer to two other friends: an old friend of mine and a brand-new friend. These friendships have just blossomed and I am thankful for God’s love and care. These two women have brought a new depth of love and devotion in my life. We work closely together for the Lord and we find joy in serving others.
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The one constant in my life is my Lord. I love the book of Joshua. In the very first chapter, God is assuring Joshua of His love, support, and constant presence.
No one will be able to defeat you all your life. Just as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you or forget you. ( Joshua 1:5 NCV — emphasis mine)
So on this Monday, I share a song that is relatively new and has quickly become one of my favorites. I find myself singing its chorus throughout the day. Let it remind you, that no matter what is happening in your life, God is there. He is our salvation and strength. But He is also our Friend.
He is With Us (Love & the Outcome)
- Friendship Blurb (musingsofachristiangirl.wordpress.com)
- A Closer Look at Joshua: Part 4 (jmdansville.wordpress.com)
- Peacemaking with Joshua and Other Joshua (glimpseintheglass.wordpress.com)
- What is “True” Friendship? (anchoredministry.wordpress.com)
- Where’s the real friendship? (andieimpressions.wordpress.com)
- What Is Friendship? (uvengineeringenglish01.wordpress.com)
- Selecting Friendships (nakiasantos.wordpress.com)
- Save the friendship (lifeatdusk.wordpress.com)