There was a song back in the eighties by Whodini. “Friends“. The song began by asking the question: “Friends. How many of us have them? Friends. Ones we can depend on. Friends. Before we go any further lets be friends.”
We all need friends to stand with us during the “tough” times as well as our “good” times. In fact, there is no better test of true friendship than the times when we’re down and out, unable to pull ourselves up out of the muck and mire. When troubles hit, we should stop and look to see who’s left standing with us. When hardship lands on our front porch, reach out- those who reach back are our true friends.
Now, this goes both ways. It’s said that to have friends we must also be a friend. Can others always count on us when their world is being torn upside down? If we find that we’ve not been as true a friend in the past as we would have wanted to be, there’s always room to start anew. Reach out today to meet a friend’s need-or simply just listen. Oftentimes, that is the best form of friendship that we can offer.
“A friend loves at all times, And a brother is born for adversity.” Proverbs 17:17 NASB