Friendship: Do You Have A Close Friend…A Best Friend Who’ll Always Be There?

A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.”

Proverbs 17:17 KJV (King James Version)

The Bible speaks often about friendship and what characteristics qualifies a true friend. Do you have a true friend, a best friend who is always there for you? A good friend is a blessing, but not everyone has one. You may have had one at one time, but life got in the way and you may no longer have one.

“A man who has friends must himself be friendly, But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.”                             

~ Proverbs 18:24 NKJV (New King James Version)

Ever wonder if you are the reason you do not have true friends? I never really gave it much thought. I have online friends, but can’t say they are close friends. I have had work friends, but they were never close friends. I have friends I’ve known since my childhood, but distance limits the closeness of the friendship.

A friend is a person who has a strong liking for or trust in another person. Good friends handle conflict respectfully and respect boundaries. True friends may have differences of opinions, you might upset one another, but they will tell you the truth and let you know if you’ve crossed a boundary or hurt them in any way. Do you have a true friend?

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~ Harvest House Publishers ~

You might ask what qualities a true good friend should have. The following list are examples of those qualities of a true friend.

  • They live with integrity….
  • You can trust them….
  • “Dependability” is their middle name….
  • They’re loyal….
  • They have empathy for others….
  • They’re good listeners….
  • Their confidence is contagious….
  • Spending time with them makes you feel good…. ~
  • They understand you all the time…

A best friend is a blessing from God. Is one who will forgives as Christ forgives. Is someone who prays for you continually. Is willing to risk their life for you.

A Sweet friendship refreshes the soul.” ~Proverbs 27:9 ~
A good friend
is like a
four leaf clover,
hard to find,
blessed to have.
~ ~

I am thankful for the friends I have regardless of whether they are near or far away. They are all close to my heart and I treasure their friendship.

A Prayer for my friends ….

Thank you God for the friends you have given me, for the sharing & the praying, for the laughter & the encouragement they bring to me. Thank you Lord for their presence in my life. Please watch over them and bring hope and blessings to them. I trust you, Lord, to protect them, comfort them, and surround them with your loving arms. Lord, help me to be a better friend & remind me to pray for them continually. Amen.

God Bless. Thank You! Do not ever forget I appreciate y’all.

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