~Friday for Friends~
Remember those days in elementary school when you declared that someone was going to be your best friend forever and ever? And maybe that's still working for you. But for a lot of us, it's not.
I had an amazing friend in first and second grade. But, then, you know, life happened. I moved. That slow fade of our friendship hurt so much. Fewer and fewer emails got to my inbox, and fewer were sent by me. I tried to make yourself think that when we got together everything would be fine again.
And then it wasn't.
We both had changed. And not necessarily for the worst. Just not for each other. And it hurts. Oh, my, it hurts. And it's really nobody's fault. And it's kind of both of our faults.
But you know what? It happens. It turns out to be okay. Even if we rarely see each other.
"God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble." Psalm 46:1 (NIV)
It might hurt for a very long time, but God's amazing love can always help us through the hard times. Through family, friends, and especially through His Word, He can bring us peace we never thought we could have.
How about you? Have you had some friendships fail? How has God helped you through the tough times?