Weekly Devotions - Friendships

Romans 12:15

"Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep."

For the last year I've been praying for new friendships.  You see we moved a couple of years ago 40 miles north of where we used to live.  Well, 40 miles north was a LONG way for my friends.  It seemed as though no one was coming over like they used to.  I had to plan my days south if I wanted to see my friends.  I knew things had to change.  As we began searching for a church closer to home, I would begin to cry at night or yell at my kids or husband.

Why? Because I felt alone.

I knew I had God. I knew Proverbs 18:24 "A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother."  Jesus was my friend.  But as a woman that needs all 20,000 words per day to be spoken.  A woman that enjoys going to lunches and weekends with girlfriends; I needed more.

In the last two years, God showed me Him.  What true friendships are.  Rejoicing in the best times and weeping in the hardest.  He was that for me.  He was there when I rejoiced with my friends through babies, anniversaries, birthdays and weekends.  But, He was there in the weeping too!  At times it was only Him and I.  But you know what...that's what He wanted.

Now I can say we found our church and He has blessed me with not just one or two friends but with an abundance.  I adore these women.  Their encouragement, their love, and their friendships.

If you struggle with true friendship or finding friendship, I encourage you to seek God first.  Seek His friendship.  Put Him first in your conversations and begin to see doors open that you never imagined.