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Overcoming The Sorrow Of Being Single Day 8 – One Will Lift Up His Fellow

By Loveandgrace @loveandgrace20

Good friends are hard to come by. We’ve all had friends that let us down, told our secrets, and in our time of need, could not be found. I have heard many women say that they don’t have friends, they only have acquaintances.

 one will lift up his fellowTwo are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 ESV)

Even though not every friendship stands the test of time, I encourage you to not give up. Pray and seek for at least one good friend in your life. You don’t need an entourage of people, and it may not be the person that you see everyday. Just one sincere sister-soldier in the Lord will do.

Have a friend to shop with and dine with. Also, look for a friend that will labor with you in spiritual things.

Jesus is our everything and nothing takes away from that. Still, there is a reason why He gave us fellowship.

No matter who you are, we all need someone that will be our mentor and our confidant. We need someone that will be our intercessor when we can’t form the words to cry out to God.

Conversations with a friend are good. We all need a safe place to release and be exposed, so that we might be strengthened. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow.

Trying to bear the burden of sorrow alone is one of the most difficult things I ever attempted to do. When I wanted to isolate myself from the world, a friend called me and said she cared. She wasn’t calling to be a busy body. She called to be a blessing. Make sure you discern the difference before you entrust someone with the issues of your heart. ;)

She spoke victory into my life when I thought I was a nobody, because no man chose me for marriage. She lifts me up. I lift her up.

The bottom line is we all have our down days, but with a friend we are lifted, and our blessings are doubled.

Study Scriptures
Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
1 Thessalonians 5:11
Proverbs 22:24-27

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