Have mercy on me, have mercy on me, O you my friends, for the hand of God has touched me! (Job 19:21, ESV)
When you are up to your nose in emotional pain, the only thing that might keep you sane is the support of your friends. And this is a gift from God.
This past weekend I was recovering from some painful days, but God allowed me to meet with Mrs. B., a longtime friend from mine. She listened carefully to me, and offered me comfort and joy. To top it off, herhusband challenged me to a Halo deathmach :). I wasn’t in the best of shapes, but I laughed and forgot about my personal issues for a little while. A true display of God’s grace.
Thanks, O Lord, for our friends, for they are a mirror of Your kindness and mercy to us.
“Oil and perfume make the heart glad, and the sweetness of a friend comes from his earnest counsel.” (Proverbs 27:9, ESV)