How many of us have them?

“Friends always show their love. What are relatives for if not to share trouble?”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭17:17‬ ‭GNTD‬‬

Are you my friend? Will you love me when I’m unlovable? Will you pray for me and with me? Will you drop everything and come see about me? Will you tell me the truth, in love, and accept the same from me? If so, you might be my friend. 

“Some friends are fun to be with, but a true friend can be better than a brother.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭18:24‬ ‭ERV‬‬

“As one piece of iron sharpens another, so friends keep each other sharp.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭27:17‬ ‭ERV‬‬

Do you talk about me to your other friends? Do you not answer my calls because you are tired of me crying? Tired of me begging, needing you? It’s ok, it happens especially if you don’t love me like you think. 

But there is good news, God promised to never leave you, he is not like people, his word can’t come back void.

“So we know the love that God has for us, and we trust that love. God is love. Everyone who lives in love lives in God, and God lives in them.”‭‭1 John‬ ‭4:16‬ ‭ERV‬‬

I kind of led into this super long post because I was thinking about how I have been hurt in friendships. I think we all take friendships for granted in some ways. We expect our friends to be there no matter what. We often forget that we have not been the friend we expect from others. I always say that my friends know I love them. Hmmm but now I question that. Do they really? I often don’t have a lot of free time, realistically I have a full time job, I run a candle business, a blog and online store, I’m active in my church, I have a husband, a child, 2 grandchildren and I try to workout. I don’t talk on the phone much because I’m usually busy. Looking at all this I probably am not a good friend so does that mean I should not expect one? 

All I know is there should be counseling available when you lose a friend. Often times you have shared some of your most private thoughts and feelings and now they don’t talk to you anymore. It’s like a breakup, you ask yourself why? What did I do? Why am I unable to keep a friend. Then you realize, I did. I still have my friends, it’s the people who were never my friends that are gone. Those ones that love me, love me in spite of my busy life but they hang with people who are available .

I guess I can stop whining on this post and remember that God loves me and just maybe, they are not active in my life because I’m not ready for that. 

Tell your friends you love them but also show them. Love them on purpose today. 

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