My Friends 

My Friends 

Friends are wonderful. During my lifetime, I have been blessed with many friends. I have had childhood friends that I have giggled and shared whispered secrets with. I have had college friends that I laughed with, commiserated with and studied with. I have bonded with young mothers. We shared first joys, first sorrows, and all those cute and exhausting moments of early motherhood. I have homeschool mom friends now, we share all the exciting and frustrating moments of teaching our own children. I have friends who also have preteen children and we share our confusion and apprehension of what the teeenage years will carry. My best friend is my husband, whom I share everything with. 
Yet in the midst of all these friends,  I have had times in my life when I have been alone. As a survivor of sexual abuse, I know all to well how it feels to be betrayed. How it feels to be deserted, dejected, friendless, abandoned. I have had innumerable moments where no one listened, no one understood. However, in those moments I have found one who is with me always. The one who is with me is the one who created my inmost being (Psalm 139:13). The one who is with me is the one that I can never outrun or escape (Psalm 139:1-12). All I have to do is ask him and he will be with me (Matthew 7:7-8). I have alienated friends. I have offended friends. I have moved away from friends and lost track. But the Lord has never left me, he has never forsaken me (Deuteronomy 31:8). In 2 Timothy, Paul faces immenient death. He notes that everyone had left him, “but the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength… (2 Timothy 4:17).” In the midst of my abandonment, I have also looked to the Lord and found him. He was always there, waiting, wanting to be my friend and my Savior. 

4 thoughts on “My Friends 

  1. This is wonderful! God gives us all hope in the hopeless times. He is our rock and our shelter. “He will cover you with his feathers and under his wings you will find refuge”.

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