“Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble.” Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 (NLT)
” … a sweet friendship refreshes the soul.” Proverbs 27:9b (MSG)
Lord, I’m sipping my coffee this morning while praising and thanking You for Your wonderful gift of friends. Hebrews 13:2 says that sometimes we can be interacting with angels and be totally unaware. Hebrews 1:14 says that angels are ministering spirits. I believe that You also minister to us through friends, who are our own “special angels”! Lord, You know that I have been dealing with some doubts and confusion. I felt that I was following Your directions and traveling on a journey that You sent me on, but the road seems to have come to a dead end. Was this really from You? Okay, what now? Should I keep going or should I quit? Is there something I’m supposed to be doing but I’m missing it? I know what I want to do next, but I don’t know how to get there. Then I start listening as doubt starts to whisper, and insecurity begins to surface. You know that insecurity and I have had a life long partnership, and the insecurity I feel over this situation begins to gather reinforcements from my past. Their favorite weapon of “you’re not good enough, smart enough, spiritual enough” begins to hit the mark. But, You sent me two “special angels” in the form of friends. I saw a quote recently that said “Friends are angels who lift our feet when our own wings have trouble remembering how to fly.” Well, these two angels definitely did that! They gave me encouragement, they gave me hugs, and one even gave me attitude! In Exodus 17, You sent two men to stand beside Moses and help him, and Lord, I thank You for sending these two women to stand beside me. I’m not dealing with the type battle that Moses was overseeing, but I am dealing with a battle of my own. Satan loves to make us all feel alone and isolated. In those moments of vulnerability, he will fan the flames of our insecurity and doubt. But thankfully God, You provide for us those friends who love us, support us, and encourage us to be what You desire us to be. Thank you for those friends and those moments!
Your insights speak to all of us, what a gift you have received from the Lord. Without realizing it you’re blessing others just in your sharing, don’t let Satan take that from you or the Lord!