“One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” – Proverbs 18:24
To be honest, I am quite a reserved person. I’m the type of person that you could talk to for ages and feel as though you know me without realllllyyyyy knowing me. It’s not that I don’t trust people, it is just that for some reason, it is very rare that I feel the need to or desire to open up to people. But recently, I have started to be soooo thankful for true and genuine friendships. You know, those friends who you can talk to, who know when it is the right time to throw a pity party with you and when to tell you to just stop overthinking everything. I feel as though now more than ever, God has been using my friends to speak to me. As I would pray, I often find that days or weeks later my friends would give me a word of encouragement reminding me of something that I have prayed for, unaware that this is my prayer, but making me know that God has heard my prayer and is able and willing to answer it.
Sometimes you think that you have to go through everything alone. Not wanting to be a burden, or not wanting to let anyone in. You might even be scared to trust people, but I am realising more and more that everybody needs somebody. Even if it is just that one person, that one person who will be there for you and vice versa. You might be saying “I don’t need anybody, Jesus is my best friend.” And to that I say “looooool.” What about during those moments when you can’t even trust God? What about during those moments where God is nothing but a distant memory? Yeah it is cool for you to consider Jesus as a friend, I think that is exactly how He wants us to view Him, but this shouldn’t be at the expense of you making friends here on earth.
You might find it hard to trust people, but you should never allow fear to stop you from enjoying life. Everybody needs somebody. That somebody might be a different person as you grow up, but don’t ever overlook the importance of friendships.