People will let you down, people will disappoint you. People will hurt you, people will plan evil against you. True, we already know that.
But when friends do all those things to you, it is hurtful and you feel betrayed. When friends mock you and stab you in the back using the very secret or information you shared with them, not only are you hurt, you are mad! True?
A friend called me to tell me that another friend was mocking me because of an event in my life that keeps stalling. Reason being is more spiritual and while I don’t have to announce and explain myself as to the whys, I pleaded and asked my friend to refrain from judging because they do not know what we go through.
Just because we kept changing the date, doesn’t give them the right to judge us and think of me as a fool and him a jerk. I was even shocked that they thought I was miserable and offered advice that was so ungodly. I am sorry but I want my marriage to be blessed by my Heavenly Father and not Elvis Presley on Vegas! To even suggest that we just drive up there to do it was a total insult and way off base.
Is there a difference between godly friends and worldly ones? Yes there is. There is just no oneness in spirit with the worldly ones, they open their mouths giving unsolicited advice and judge you by their own worldly standard. Godly friends on the other hand lift you, pray for you and join you in “storming the gates of Heaven” for revelations and for His perfect will.
Was I hurt? yes. But I refrained from reacting harshly but simply said “it’s my life and I will live it according to how my God instructs me. I answer to no one but God.”
With a heavy heart I prayed and God answered me:
I trust in you;
do not let me be put to shame,
nor let my enemies triumph over me.
No one who hopes in you
will ever be put to shame,
but shame will come on those
who are treacherous without cause.
Then, in my alone time with Jesus a song played in my head. The lyrics spoke to me and reminded me that Jesus is the greatest BFF.
Can we find a friend so faithful
Who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our very weakness;
Take it to the Lord in prayer
Do thy friends despise, forsake thee?
Take it to the Lord in prayer!
In His arms he’ll take and shield thee;
Thou wilt find a solace there.
I still love my friends and I know they love me ( I hope), but Jesus loves me more. What a friend I have in Jesus, indeed!