Manna For Today: Saturday, May 14, 2016
Job 19:19 – All my close friends abhor me, and those whom I love have turned against me.
Everyone has seasons of loneliness, times when you need help that just isn’t there.
John 5:7 – The sick man answered Him, “Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; but while I am coming, another steps down before me.”
What do you do when even your best friends don’t show up when you need them?
Psalm 41:9 – Even my own familiar friend in whom I trusted, who ate my bread, has lifted up his heel against me.
1. You remember and appeal to your primary relationship.
Hebrews 13:5 – Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
John 15:15 – No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you.
2. You remember that kindness and generosity attract while anger and selfishness repel.
Ephesians 4:32 – And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.
• Become a good listener.
• Be empathetic with friends.
• Be honest and open.
• Be proactive versus reactive.
• Maintain a positive attitude.
Peace and blessings!