Open rebuke is better than love carefully concealed. Faithful are the wounds of a friend, But the kisses of an enemy are deceitful. -Proverbs 27:5-6.
Jesus tells us that in this world, we WILL have troubles. It is a definite, and almost a warning to put on our seatbelts, because it is going to be one heck of a ride in our time here on earth.
& boy, was He right!
There are so many troubles in this world that either we go through ourselves or that we see others go through.
We never have to go through these alone though, with God, family, and FRIENDS by our side. I really cannot imagine getting through my own hard times without my friends.
Friends are the glue that holds our lives together. They are there for us when things are good, and when things are not so good. They love us for who we are.
When we have a disagreement or fight with them, it feels like our world is falling apart because who else can we talk to when we are upset??
We often choose to swallow our pride, and let go of our oppositions because it hurts too much to be at odds with them, especially when either one of you is going through a hard time.
I think God gave us friends to show us many things: how to love someone even when its hard, how to learn to enjoy giving rather than receiving, how to care for another over ourselves, how to learn to laugh at yourself, and mostly how to enjoy life to the fullest.
If you have a friend that has loved you through the highs and lows of life, reach out to them today and let them know how appreciated they are! It’s a beautiful day to make someone’s day. 🙂