Go through a hard time in your life and you will soon discover who your real friends are. Over the years we have gone through some hard times and there are a few friends who have remained friends from the beginning. They don't care if you spout angry words in hurt. They don't care if you cannot manage to get a smile to your face, never mind one in your eyes. They listen and listen and listen as you pour out hurt and frustration.
They're there when your finances plummet, when you don't know how you'll pay for the next meal and they don't think less of you because in the eyes of the world, you may have failed. They're also there to celebrate with you when you succeed. They're there even when people have lied about you and they are not sure what is going on, they are there because they choose friendship over stories.
Friends are brave enough to speak into your life, tell you the truth, babysit (you or your kids), help you to focus on something good and not on your problems. They are willing to fill the gap when they can.
True friends are an awesome gift from God.
Prov 17 v 17(a): A friend loves at all times... and
Prov 18 v 24: There are 'friends' who destroy each other, but a real friend sticks closer than a brother.
To my long-term, life time, forever friends - you have enriched my life and I pray God enriches yours in abundance.
To all my new Bloggy friends - you have enriched my life with much encouragement and great spiritual wealth and I hope to say, many years down the road (God-willing) that we are still friends.
God bless FRIENDS
(Phew - what a frantic 5(maybe more) minutes!)
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