“When no one else seems to understand you, simply draw closer to Me. Rejoice in the One who understands you completely and loves you perfectly. As I fill you with My Love, you become a reservoir of love, overflowing into the lives of other people.”
Joshua 1:5 from Sarah Young’s Jesus Calling, March 17 Devotional Flip Calendar, given to me by my friend Dana.
Friends come and go. Jesus is our forever friend. That is comforting.
I grew up knowing Jesus from an early age. I had a stellar childhood. I was raised in a Methodist church brimming with children and families. We had good Sunday School classes, a minister who spoke very well and was easy to understand Rev. Price, and a youth group filled with friends and mentors. Many of those people are still my Facebook friends today.
Today, friendships look different. As an adult I feel that I have many categories of friends: work friends, neighborhood friends, church friends, old friends, yoga friends, running friends, mom friends, blogging friends etc. I love them all. It is different then when I was a child though. As an introvert, I liked a few close friends in my younger years.
Now as a forced extrovert from moving, adapting, and maturing alongside my very extroverted husband…
We have lots of friends here in Central Florida, metro Atlanta, and Kansas City. We have some old some new friends. Our forever friends seem to be those we stay in touch with despite time and distance. Some of our friends have even moved out of the country! I’m thankful God placed certain friends in our life path that can enter in and out in beautiful ways.
You are our friend. Forgive me when I forget that. Help me carve out time to spend with you daily. Thank you for placing good friends in our lives. Help my children and husband to also find friends that are kind, joyful, and patient with us.