“A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity” Proverbs 17:17, ESV.
What if someone stood and declared, “I will never hold another egg again because I dropped the last one and it was a mess!” That would be silly because we know that eggs are fragile and are easy to break. So we handle them with care.
Friendships are much the same; they are like eggs—fragile and easy to break. So when God places a friendship in our hands, we are commanded to be gentle, loving and handle them with care.
You may have dropped the last one and it was a mess, but don’t worry, God’s going to place another golden egg in your hands in His perfect timing. It will then be up to you to receive. Don’t refuse to enjoy one of God’s greatest gifts to humanity just because you didn’t handle the first one right. Let God bless you. Let Him enrich you and add value to your life through the presence of a friend.
Prayer: Father God, thank you for speaking directly to my heart. Thank you for caring about every detail of my life, including this area of friendships. Forgive me Lord for every heart I’ve broken. I ask that you heal them and make them whole again. Help me not refuse your future blessings just because of my past failures. I receive Lord. Teach me how to handle people’s hearts with care and show me how to be an excellent friend. In Jesus’ name, Amen.