Good Morning Beautiful Peeps!
Like many of you reading this post today, it has been a challenging week. I received a message earlier in the week that my aunt had committed suicide. She was a very lonely and depressed woman for years and the enemy finally convinced her that taking her own life would be the answer to all her problems……….
The enemy comes against those of us in ministry also with many things. I receive numerous emails from women weekly who are struggling and feeling totally alone.
A man of many companions may come to ruin but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother (Proverbs 18:24). Loneliness is everywhere – many people feel cut off and alienated from others. Being in a crowd just makes people more aware of their isolation. We all need friends who will stick close, listen, care, and offer help when it is needed – in good times and bad. It is better to have one such friend than dozens of superficial acquaintances. Instead of wishing you could find a true friend, seek to become one. There are people who need your friendship. Ask God to reveal them to you, and then take on the challenge of being a true friend.
If you are lonely this morning a genuine friend can make quite a difference in your life. So maybe it is time that you prayed that God send you one. Maybe he already has, but you were just too self-involved to see it. That’s certainly easy to do. Perhaps there is someone right under your nose that would be amazingly good at reciprocating your support and love. We tend to be programmed to think that we must always be the givers, and others are to be the receivers. Take a fresh look at our present relationships and examine their potential.
You might not find this friend in your own church. That doesn’t matter. The important thing is to find a friend. We were meant to live in relationship to others.
I leave Friday afternoon to travel to PA to speak at the Penn-Del Pastor’s Wives retreat next weekend. Would you pray for me this week as I finish preparing for my sessions? I am praying for God’s anointing over the retreat. My desire is to be a blessing and encourager for those attending.
I am praying for you today and throughout the week. May God bless you, your family and ministry.
Appreciate and love you,